They are working on a wear your art badge. So we did some t-shirt creations. All we said was that they were making their own t-shirts and they started squealing with delight. How cool is that. So with safety in mind, we opted to do a version of dyeing using bleeding art tissue. They also used the pentel dye crayons, rubbing plates, dye pens and watercolor crayons. Here are a few examples of what we accomplished yesterday:
Here's how we did it. First, I tried this out at home to see if it would work. Realized that you should dampen the t-shirt, then lay the tissue pieces down. After you have them where you want them, spray them with water again so the dye runs out onto the shirt.
Here is what I have after doing a large area. It is really wet, so I will let it dry before adding to it. The flower is from a rubbing plate. The areas with sharp edges were the pieces I tried without wetting the background first. So many possibilities.