Miss A was invited to a Minnie Mouse Birthday party! I had already made he a Minnie Skirt and she needed a black top to go with it. Well having a huge selection of quick stores to run to aka Wal-Mart (yes I knew about the party for weeks and I totally put it off!) After the crappy week I had last week of course locating a black shirt was next to impossible! I am very lucky to have awesome friends and Heidi came to my rescue with this black shirt. It was a boys shirt with a pocket but I was NOT picky! I knew what I would do. Do you ever have an awesome image in your head and know there is no way you can mess it up?! Well this was one of those ideas and YES totally messed it up, but I also saved it. That should count right!!
I started by taking off the pocket and gutting the cute invitation. I used my glue stick and stuck the Mickey head to the shirt. Make sure your glue stick is washable!Next I broke out my Clorox bleach pen! I went around the entire Mickey working from the Mickey out. In my head this would have made cool white streaks that would look like the Mickey Head was busting out of the shirt! Because it was Black I didn't think it would go Orange (keep this in mind for Halloween!) I let the Bleach sit on the shirt for 30 minutes to get it as light as possible. I pulled off the Mickey head and rinsed out my shirt. I was a little bummed and thinking CRAP! What will I do know. I have to admit my AWESOME Mickey was looking more like a Bear/Lion and NOTHING like a Mickey. I must say I felt a little sad and alone. I knew it was a total fail so I really couldn't hurt it by trying some options. I ran to my craft room and grabbed my fabric markers to try to at least make a Pink Bear Lion shirt!! Well not loving it or knowing who to call and bounce ideas off of I decided to attempt an idea seen only attempted by children! I grabbed my Black sharpies and started coloring!! I know, I know, but this is what I ended up with! I even got complements on her shirt! WOOHOO!! I was a little proud of myself and I now know what NOT to do!!
What are some fun ideas you have used your bleach pen for besides that swear word , housework! ;)