GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM)- Michele Suchovsky, Executive Director from Artists Creating Together stopped by the Weekend AM News to share a back to school in style project and talk about the upcoming Style Battle benefitting ACT.
Going back to school in style:
Sharpie markers of various colors
Isopropyl rubbing alcohol (91%)
Hot Iron/ Clothes Dryer
Paper or cardboard
Binder clips or masking tape (optional)
Hair Dryer (optional)
1) Create a work station with white paper or cardboard for coloring so that the ink does not bleed through and stain the table
2) Cut various lengths of fabric to create wrist bands and head bands
3) Draw designs on fabric with sharpie markers. Remember, that when you put the rubbing alcohol on the marker, the ink will spread so leave space in the patterned areas
4) Attach the fabric strips to the baking pan using tape or the binder clip
5) Using the eyedropper, slowly drip desired number of drops of rubbing alcohol onto the fabric over the ink design. With more drops of alcohol, the further the ink will spread and creating a larger design.
6) When done, let the fabric dry. For faster results, use a hair dryer with high heat to dry the fabric and set the ink. Alternatively, let the fabric dry and then iron or put into the clothes dryer for 15 minutes to set the ink.
7) OPTIONAL: You can also draw designs on white t-shirts and create personalized t-shirts.