Tuesday, April 28, 2015

 We took a very long drive, all the way to Seattle.
 This is part of the amazing Chihuly Glass Garden
 On the way back we stopped for two days in Oregon. What a beautiful state!!
 Went for a hike and ended walking behind The Horsetail Waterfall.
 We also made time to hang out in San Francisco.Walked over 8miles one day

The last day there I got to run this bad boy both ways. According to Mapmyrun that week we walked about 26 miles total.

You always need a vacation after a good vacation.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Work in Progress. (may 214)

This was taken about a month after it was all healed. I will post one of it all finished.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Bleached Shirt Project

This is the stencil I was working with .
Since I am a pisces and I like this design I  drew it on regular paper as to keep for other shirts I might do in the future that way I just trace it on the freezer paper .

The cutting takes quite a long time , the more detailed the stencil is the longer it takes . use a good knife it will save you time and prevent injuries ( this is not a good knife and no, I am not showing you the cuts on my fingers )

I couldn't take the pictures for what happens after cutting it  but it goes like this.

Finish cutting, place freezer paper (shiny side down) on the spot you want , make sure to iron all the wrinkles out first . 

Pick a good spot put a paper towel on top of the design then pass a hot iron over  . start on a low setting at first, it doesn't need to be too hot it just has to melt the wax (shiny side) onto the shirt , so go over a couple of times  until the design is completely flat against the shirt after all, this bond is what will prevent the bleach from making a mess. 

Use a 50/50 water bleach ratio . Use a spray bottle with a nice even mist . do an even spray over and dab with a paper towel , the more bleach you use the lighter the design but also the more the bleach could end up eating at the shirt fibers making holes on it . so I recommend no more than 4 passes dab after each pass.


Quickly remove the paper off the shirt, if you didn't use too much heat this should peel right off then quickly very quickly dunk and rinse your shirt in cold water this will prevent the soaking bleach from bleeding and making fuzzy lines .  rinse well. 

With practice you should be able to have nice sharp lines 

wash, rinse, dry, wear with pride 

will add more pictures next week when I make another shirt .