You’re going to have to think outside the box for this Cricut Project. Once you see this bleach technique, you’ll be inspired to add it to your craft arsenal. Speaking of being inspired, this month’s theme for the Inspire My Creativity Blog Hop is all things wearable. Wait until you see what the other talented ladies have created. Read to the end of my post to see all of the great projects.
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Read to the bottoms so you don’t miss out on any of the wearable craft projects for the Link Party.
Supplies Needed for Cricut Mermaid Shirt
- Cricut Explore or Cricut Maker Machine
- Mermaid cut file
- Adhesive vinyl – Any color will work
- Small spray bottle
This is going to sound a little weird, but to make this T-shirt, you’re going to cut out the mermaid in adhesive vinyl. Since the vinyl won’t show on the finish project, it doesn’t matter what color you use. If you have an ugly color that you’re not going to use, now is a great time to get rid of it.
Use transfer tape to remove the mermaid from the backing. If you don’t know how to use Transfer Tape I wrote a tutorial that will explain everything you need to know.
Apply the mermaid to the T-Shirt and peel off the transfer tape.
I used a small spray bottle from the dollar store and used straight bleach. **Put a piece of cardboard inside your shirt so the bleach doesn’t get on the back of your shirt.**
Spray your shirt over the area of the decal. I started with a light coat and let it dry. Then I did a few more coats until I got it to the shade I wanted. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND doing the spraying outside in the grass away from everything. Bleach is unforgiving!
It may take some time, but you will see the the shirt change colors. Peel off your decal to reveal the mermaid shape. Wash and dry your shirt separately the first time to rinse out all of the bleach.
Add sequins to your shirt for a bit of BLING.
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