My Maleficent Bleach Shirt

jenninaustin

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My family made some Mickey bleach shirts for our MK day (so much fun) and after I saw (and totally fell in love with!) the new Maleficent movie, I decided to create a Maleficent bleach shirt. So excited at how it turned out!

 

TiggerGirl

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OMG that is AWESOME!!!!!! My favorite is Tigger, Obviously LOL, and my friends said "too bad you don't have a Tigger one to do" ...I guess they don't realize I have to make the mouse one, that I don't HAVE one and I said that I could do a Tigger one but I didn't think the outline would be recognizable but NOW I want to do one of these AND a Tigger!

Did you just print off that image of M from online?

ETA: Why does it turn out brown? Even the inside of the back is brown....
 

magic1106

May be computer illiterate, but I figured out how
Pretty. How do you make them? I am not very good at tie-dying, but have made a couple of bleached tie-dye shirts instead. How do you preserve the pattern?
 

TiggerGirl

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she already did cause she's awesome like that:

http://www.easywdw.com/forums/showthread.php?20541-Trip-Report-now-with-more-detail-for-your-reading-pleasure!-(6-7-6-13)/page2

in case that doesn't bring you to the spot on the page:

"Sure thing! I saw general instructions on some other board, or a link to pinterest maybe - I can't remember, but once I read the general idea it made sense to me. And if it makes sense to me then it will make sense to ANYONE!

1. pick out your cheapo cotton shirts from Michael's (or wherever), preferably using a sale or a coupon or both. ;) We all picked out the color we wanted. My daughter preferred black and my son preferred pink. My husband would've wanted a darker green but he was fine with that neon-y color.

2. Wash and dry your shirts.

3. Find a Mickey shape online (or any other shape, I suppose...now I'm wanting to do more...) and blow it up on the copier if it's not the size you want for your shirt. Cut that baby out so you now have something to trace.

4. Trace it onto clear Contact paper. I was hoping to find that at the dollar store, but no go. I got it at Target. And it came in a huge roll. So now that I'm typing this out, I've pretty much decided I'm going to find a Maleficent shape and do that on a black t-shirt this weekend. (woot!)

5. Cut the shape out of the Contact paper now that it's drawn onto it.

6. Peel the shape off and put sticky side down where you want it on the shirt.

7. Mix 1/2 bleach and 1/2 water in a spray bottle - spread the shirt outside and spray that THANG!

8. Here's the trick - you don't want to get too close or go too crazy heavy or you will end up with the bleach seeping under the sticker like it did on my son's shirt. (He was fine with the odd shape). My husband did his perfectly (of course - computer programmer) with a fine mist everywhere.

9. You won't see the bleach effects right away except on the black one but they will show up! Post a picture if you do it and if I do my Maleficent ones (wait...WHEN I do my Maleficent ones) I will post those too!"
 

goofyfan6698

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We are making shirts for our upcoming surprise F&W trip with the kids. It'll be great to be able to do this and I think I CAN do this one. Think the EPCOT all would show up or would that look stupid without the detail?
 

TiggerGirl

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We are making shirts for our upcoming surprise F&W trip with the kids. It'll be great to be able to do this and I think I CAN do this one. Think the EPCOT all would show up or would that look stupid without the detail?
I think it would look like a ball in the middle of your shirt - not even a ball - just a circle. Unless you're going to use an exacto knife and put slits all through it so it has the lines - which would be painstakingly hard - at least to me lol

ETA: I'm assuming you mean Space Earth when you say EPCOT
 

jenninaustin

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You guys are so great! Seriously - I'm glowing with pride. I am not normally creative or patient so I'm all giggly that people like my shirt. I'll try to answer some questions/give ideas:

- as for why is it brown - that's what the bleach does to black t-shirts although I suspect if I kept on going it would eventually be more white. Maybe? You can see on our colored shirts it's pretty white where bleached. So...for an orange TIGGER shirt - I think it would be white around the character!
- I just found a picture of Maleficent I thought would work on Google, copied it onto a Word document then made it big enough for what I wanted for my t-shirt.

There are actually some cool things you could do with sort of a reverse image and I might eventually try that. I used the reverse thing for my Elsa shirt - but with paint. For my Elsa shirt - I printed out the design I wanted from the computer (again - just googled Elsa's coronation dress and blew up the design on word until it was the size I needed) but instead of cutting around it with regular scissors, I taped it onto my contact paper and used an exacto knife to cut out the design. Then I stuck that onto the shirt (just like I did for my bleach shirts) and used fabric paint to fill in the design. You could do the same thing but use bleach for some sort of cool design - even spaceship earth or some cool epcot design but you'd need the patience to cut out lots of internal designs I think.

In case anyone doesn't know what I mean by my "Elsa Shirt" here are some pics....

 

jenninaustin

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Oh - and I realized I didn't answer the "how do you preserve the pattern" question - since it's bleach, it's really not an issue. I just make sure it's totally dry before I wash it the first time.
 

TiggerGirl

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so I'm officially not doing anymore work today. I'm too busy scouring the internet for line drawings of Tigger, Pooh, Zazu, Malificent as a Dragon, Eeyore etc etc etc
 

TiggerGirl

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- as for why is it brown - that's what the bleach does to black t-shirts although I suspect if I kept on going it would eventually be more white. Maybe? You can see on our colored shirts it's pretty white where bleached.

I expected the shirt where bleach was sprayed to turn brown but why is the inside of the shirt even brown? and how did you get it so stinkin' even lol
 

claytonia

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:clap2:

Wow, Maleficent turned out AMAZING!! I am totally doing these for my fam for our trip. Thanks so much for posting these and for posting the directions!
 

neffernie

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I really wanted to do matching shirts for our cruise in November. We are travelling with 2 other families so I thought it would be cool for the first day. Tie-dye got shot down, but this might have a chance. Especially if everyone got to pick their favorite character and color.
 

TiggerGirl

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I really wanted to do matching shirts for our cruise in November. We are travelling with 2 other families so I thought it would be cool for the first day. Tie-dye got shot down, but this might have a chance. Especially if everyone got to pick their favorite character and color.
this was shot down in my group too BUT now that we're going to MNSSHP we're doing them with Mickey Heads as in the post with the directions - and then my friend is going to sew bows on them and we're going to be....wait for it....The Three Minnie Mouse-Kateers :)
 
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