I ran across the idea over here at The Art Girl Jackie. I finally got to try it with my sister and my little girls.
Basically, you use sharpie type permanent markers to draw on your shirt (or other clothing item). Cotton fabrics work best.
After you’re done drawing, you use rubbing alcohol on it. Either an eye dropper to drip the alcohol on the design, or we just put it in a spray bottle and I spritzed the designs until they started to “bleed” on the shirt. I spritzed mine flat on a board, purposefully to let some of the color bleed onto the back of the shirt as well.
If you don’t want it to bleed onto the back of the shirt, put something in the middle as a barrier until it dries. It will continue to bleed more as it dries. I think more rubbing alcohol and hanging it causes more bleeding.
Best part: If you get a stain on the shirt (extremely possible with white shirts and my little kids), you can just scribble on it a little more and spritz it again!
I haven’t washed them yet, but I’ll update if things go south…