Thursday, January 23, 2014

Bleach Pen Sleeve Tattoos

The only purpose of the before picture is to show that I changed it from a crew neck into a scoop neck.
I found a pattern online and used tracing paper to transfer part of the design to the shirt, then filled in the rest freehand by looking back and forth between the design and the shirt.
Can you tell that it's supposed to be two peacocks?  The next step would be to get a peacock feather and make a pin.  Anyway, I liked the idea of just doing the sleeves because this is as close as I will ever get to tattoos.  The bleach pen was pretty easy to use and that was something else I had been wanting to try. 

7 comments:

The Enchanted Forest said...

beautiful! what a lovely idea, and such pretty designs :)

Elizabeth Hill said...

Great idea! I really like the peacocks.

- Elizabeth
aka The Hungry Octopus

Jennifer Elliott said...

I love the designs! So, the bleach pen was pretty easy to use? Hmmmmmm. I might have to try a bleach pen one day ... you made it look so easy.

Sandy said...

that is such a cool idea! I find myself drawn to plain colours, without branding or design drawing attention to my bosom! So the idea of a design on the sleeve would be just the thing!
Sandy in the UK

Cassandra Louise said...

What a good idea! I have a skirt with an accidental bleach stain on it, maybe I could work with that...?

Andrea said...

Love how this came out! It's also on my to-try list :)

Andrea EOD

Geminae said...

I'm so doing this...