Bleach Stencil Tutorial and the Environmental Impacts of Bleach

Bleach Stencil Tutorial

Rayna at Radical Cross Stitch reached out to us about her video bleach stencil tutorial (above), and it looks like it’s really fun! To green things up even more, make your stencil out of reclaimed cardboard and grab a thrifted or organic garment for stenciling. You can also use a reusable rag to dab off the excess bleach instead of a disposable paper towel.

I bet you can get a similarly cool effect on lighter fabric by spritzing with natural, home made dyes.

Have you guys experimented at all with bleach stencils? I’d love to hear your experiences in the comments!

1 thought on “Bleach Stencil Tutorial and the Environmental Impacts of Bleach”

  1. Thanks for the post Becky! I never really pointed it out in the original blog but one of the main reasons I use bleach is as a more sustainable alternative to screen printing with paints. While I love working with screens, you always seem to waste three times more paint than you use. With the spray on bleach technique, you use a tiny amount of bleach and it’s very easy to return all you haven’t used to the bottle. Certainly none gets washed down the sink!

    Also, in regards to the paper towel use, I have tried using cloth. The only problem is you need to absorb all the excess fluid super quick or it runs off the edges, spoiling your clean lines. I found that cloth was just a bit too clumsy and slow to absorb. Someone out there might be able to suggest a good type of fast absorbing material?

    Thanks again for the post! Hope your readers have fun with this one πŸ™‚

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