Using Bleach with TCW Stencils

Happy Friday Everyone!

Today I’m going to show you how to use bleach with TCW stencils. It’s such a fun, smelling technique. Please make sure you are in a well-ventilated room or do it outside. First, these are the stencils I used. You can them all for this technique.

To start, I added bleach and water to a spray bottle. I used 50% bleach, 50% water but I think next time I’ll do 60/40. I created a tag out of a pair of old jeans, sprayed the mixture through the stencil, and immediately pulled it off.

The Crafters Workshop provided me with stencils and mediums to create this project. The opinions I share are solely my own because I do love to use them.

When it dried you can see the stencil designed. I do believe I need more bleach than water so I’ll be trying this again.

I continued the same technique on black paper. The bleach turned the black into a rust color.

To add a little color, I used color pencils, markers, and watercolors. Using the Tropical Fronds stencil I even cut out one of the leaves to have for future use.

Color bleached areas with markers, watercolors, paint

Here are my results.

Results of bleaching fabric and paper with TCW stencils

This was so much fun. I’m trying to use left over fabric I have piling up in my art room so I’ll be bleaching everything in site.

I hope you try using bleach and share it with us on our Facebook pageInstagram, Twitter, and Pinterest using hashtag #tcwstencillove.

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Karenliz Henderson
The Crafters Workshop Design Team

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