I wasn't planning on writing a post about how to make this Bleach Pen Fabric, because it is so easy. So easy, in fact, that I didn't take any pictures of the process!
Do you know how hard it is to find an aqua pillow in a modern, graphic fabric? Preferably one that you don't have to pay for in platinum and/or your firstborn child? To spare you the details, I've been vainly looking for months.
I had this cheapy aqua fabric on hand with the intent of painting it into something awesome like this:
But as the months passed by, I began to realize the chances of getting an opportunity to paint a semi-intricate design without little fingers trying to paint a birdie too - albeit in jam - was not going to happen.
Two worlds collided when I saw my bleach pen resting by the aqua fabric during naptime. (I'm feeling an urge to flash a brilliant twinkly smile and display my bleach pen resting on my flat palm here)
I did what any sane mother of toddlers would do. Rush outside, secure the fabric from flying away with spider-encrusted toy and a discarded flip-flop, and start squiggling with the bleach pen.
The bleach won't turn white right away, so I'd recommend doing a pretty simple design. :) Then just wait for it to dry! I laid the bleach on thick, so when mine dried, I had to brush off the extra which had crusted on the top. No big deal.
And to think, I could have saved myself months of futile pillow-shopping! I may or may not be rooting through my fabric bin to see what else I can transform with that trusty bleach pen. :)
And did you spy in the picture what originally came from toilet paper rolls?
Happy Friday, all!