The two most popular posts on this blog are the bleach pen projects. I get e-mails all the time from people living in other parts of the world who do not have access to bleach pens and ask if I could suggest an alternative. There are alternatives, but since I have not tried them out, I am hesitant to recommend anything. However, finally I had some time to play around. I have been wanting to see how stamping with plain bleach would work.
I went through my fabric stash and cut small test areas from different woven fabrics to see how they react with bleach. I strongly encourage you not to skip this step. From the 5 different samples I tried, I was only happy with 1! And the blue quilting fabric did not even react to the bleach at all. In some, the bleach spread too fast and the design was not recognizable, in others I did not like the color I ended up with.
Now you can stamp away! Watch the bleach discharge the color. It should only take a minute or two.
And have a fun new fabric!
I made a couple more.