It was quite a while ago that I saw some t-shirts on Pinterest that I knew I had to try. I loved the Superman spin and decided I'd make a Batman and Superman for my superhero loving brother. It wasn't until recently that I actually got everything together and gave it a try. Wow, was it trickier than it was made out to be. I had wax paper but needed parchment paper, which was annoying when I just wanted to get right to it. I had already cut out the emblems with my cutter, then used them for templates to cut the paper...and tried to iron them on but it didn't work. So AFTER I got the right paper and got the designs ironed on they still didn't provide the complete barrier that the instructions implied would happen...but that wasn't obvious until AFTER I sprayed the bleach with a spray bottle and I could see the bleach start bleeding together....until there was a great big orange bleach-stinky splotch right in the dang middle of the t-shirt...BOOO! Yeah, that was a no-go. In fact I wound up bleaching the whole thing and I'll use that hot mess project when I'm gardening...or something.
The next attempt I used a paper towel and gently blotted bleach around the template that had been ironed on...at last I had made a wearable one! Hubby has very happily worn his t-shirt and has requested some other designs too.
I still want to make my brother a Batman t-shirt, but I only had the three shirts that I had bought on sale. And I still wanted to try a different method with the bleach...so I went straight for the Superman. Using a bleach gel pen I ironed on the template and then used the pen...and this is what I got...hot, isn't it?
Just goes to show...Pinterest projects aren't always as simple as they look!