Well dolls, this week’s craft did not turn out the way I wanted to. Oh, I had high hopes going in. Sure I had tried something similar before and failed. But this time I was ready! I found a silhouette I really liked (seen below) and I thought I had learned from my previous mistake.
I spent about 40 minutes painstakingly cutting out five of the figures, making sure every lash and fingernail was accounted for. Then I carefully ironed the images onto the shirt I purchased specifically for this project. Then it was time for the bleach. I filled my bottle with the color remover and some water and then took aim…….FIRE! I sprayed away, making sure to keep my distance- I didn’t want to over saturate. And then I realized a grave mistake. I had placed the girls too close to the neckline, so on the front of the tee shirt the top was bleached, but on the back it was solid color! That wouldn’t do, so I quickly sprayed the back of the tee shirt as well. And that, my friends, was the fatal mistake. Would you like to see?
Not cute. The tiny fingers and feet got too saturated and bleached out. And can you see the color difference on the shoulders? *sigh. But I was determined to make this work. So off I went to grab a different tee shirt and try again.
This time I picked a better image, one that was larger and without so many details. I quickly cut it out and ironed it on the shirt. I decided to place it on the bottom so I wouldn’t have to worry about the front and back matching as much, and I knew I would only hit it with a few squirts of bleach. I was ready.
Annnnnnd this is what I created:
Aaaarrrrrggggh! For some reason the bleach ran under the freezer paper on the hat and the hem of the skirt. Plus it turned kind of an ugly grayish purple- like a bruise. So I am out. I am done, finished, kaput. This glamorous housewife is not cut out for freezer paper and bleach. Darn you freezer paper and bleach! I shake my fist at you! You have bettered me! I bow before you and acknowledge your superiority. (hangs head in shame)
If anyone has had any success with this technique and can give me pointers, I am your willing student. Did any of you dear readers try this craft? Were you successful?
Update: I found this great blog that has a craft link up so I decided to join. If any of you dolls are reading me from the Gingerbread blog, leave a comment and let me know! And welcome to The Glamorous Housewife