Turquoise has always been and will always be my favorite color. I used Jacquard's Idye and Discharge Paste to liven up a stained plain t-shirt. I liked the way the shirt fit, but white t's only look good so long before they look tired and stained.
I have become a big fan of using Jacquard's idye packages to machine dye fabric. iDye comes in a packet that dissolves in water - no handling of messy dye powders. You can use iDye for natural fabrics with a top loading washing machine. Just throw the dye packet in, add salt and run through the wash cycle. I chose #418, turquoise to create this blank canvas ready to embellish.
Discharge Paste from Jacquard is a resist product that will remove most fiber reactive colors, direct dyes and acid dyes from fabric once is is ironed with steam and washed out.
Use a stencil brush and pouncing motion to apply a generous amount of paste to all portions of the stencil. For tips and hints for perfect stenciling, click here. Remember this design has a Bohemian feel to it so a mistake here and there will only add to the art appeal!
As you move your stencil from one position to the other, you will be able to see a watermark pattern as the paste starts to penetrate the fabric.
When the adhesive is set, it is time to rinse the discharged dye from the tshirt. Do this with a mild detergent under luke warm water. (this is also how you should care for the shirt in the future). Hang or lay flat to dry and iron carefully as needed.