DIY | Bleach Drawing on Fabric

DIY | Bleach Drawing on Fabric

I have been wanting to try bleach painting on fabric for a while now, and I finally had the time ( and dress) to do it. I bought this simple black dress for only 4 euros and wanted to spice it up a bit and the cheapest way to do that is by painting with bleach. It’s incredibly easy and fun to do.
Here’s the tutorial:
Before you begin: Be careful with what you’re wearing, unless you want to bleach your entire outfit ;)
**And apologies for all the cat hairs, white cat’s and a black dress just don’t match…
1. Take some chalk and draw your drawing on the fabric.
2. Take the bleach and a brush and place something underneath the fabric. ( the bleach will go trough the fabric, so make sure that there is something between the fabric pieces. I used an old pizza box)
3. Dip the brush in the bleach and start drawing over the chalk drawing.
4. Let the bleach dry. Rinse the fabric and hand wash. 
All done!
Images by Jasmijn 

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  • Tina Pippo 6th September 2012 at 9:33 pm

    Wow! Your hair did turned out great!!!
    I love the bleach painted dress! I never thought of doing something like that.. Great idea!!
    Have a nice evening!!

    • Lana Red 7th September 2012 at 11:24 am

      Thank you! And great that you like the dress! It’s really very easy and fun to do :)

  • Natasha 7th September 2012 at 9:05 am

    I really want to try this.

    • Lana Red 7th September 2012 at 11:25 am

      Thank you for wanting to try it! If you have any questions, please feel free to ask!

  • Amber 8th September 2012 at 12:11 pm

    Ooh, that looks amazing! :) I would never have thought of this. I have a black dress that I never wear and I think a bit of bleach is just what it needs :D

    • Lana Red 14th September 2012 at 8:45 am

      Hi, how great that you like this! And good luck with the bleaching :)


  • Zhen Yein 19th September 2012 at 1:52 pm

    Thank you for sharing this interesting tutorial. Instead of painting my black jeans, I’m going to bleach paint it. XD

    • Lana Red 19th September 2012 at 8:07 pm

      Hi! I am so glad that I’ve inspired you to try out a new technique! Have fun with your jeans project and please let me know how they turned out!

      xx Lana

  • Jenny R 12th October 2012 at 2:47 pm

    One thing to note: if you’re doing this on flimsy fabric like the type of slub t-shirts they sell today, the bleach can actually weaken the fabric and you can get holes in it.

    • Lana Red 21st November 2012 at 12:16 pm

      Thank you for this! I actually didn’t know that, so thank you for the warning! xx

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