I bought these white shirts with the express intention to try out permanent marker and alcohol designs. They have been sitting in stash for AGES, oh my gosh. I see a project, run out for supplies, and then it takes 3 years to get around to it, lol. Well, finally. Since we’re stuck in the house I am getting to all these things one by one. And of course, MUSHROOM!
Here’s how you do it:
use a piece of cardboard to keep the marker from getting on any fabric other than where you want the design. Sketch it out with permanent magic marker, I used sharpies.
It doesn’t need to be perfect, just get some colour in the general area:
You’ll need a high content alcohol, not the usual 70% stuff. I got it at the drug store where it’s sold as “Rubbing Alcohol Compound” and is 95%. It’s flammable! Be careful.
I put a tub inside the shirt to keep the layers apart and catch any drips.
I have pipettes, somewhere. For this I just used a skewer and dripped the alcohol over the entire design, drop by drop. My favourite part is the tiny dotted flowers in orange and yellow. Maybe I’ll add a bit of embroidery when it’s dry, I don’t know. I sort of like it just the way it is. What do you think?