Bleach on fabric tutorial - Stencil Revolution
Here is my Bleaching Tutorial, exclusively for Stencil Revolution members. In 2002, I was hired by a small clothing company to invent a process by which we could produce images on garments that would be more “tattooed” into the fabric than screened on. I immediately thought about bleach and began two years of research and testing. I worked with chemists, fabric manufacturers, and artists. I wrecked my studio, my clothes, and my lungs. I wasn’t paid nearly enough for this. Chemically, to achieve different values, I worked with retardants to slow the process of the chemical’s effects, I watered down mixtures, I used “stop-baths”, dehydrated bleach crystals… you name it. So, here is the big secret, just for S.R. members. Contributed by Phelyx. I have finally completed this simple tutorial and am pleased with the results. This Japanese Koi design was created specifically for this tutorial. There are a few basic need-to-know items and suggestions that I can offer. Third: Cheap bleach is fine.