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Note from the Blogger: I’m sorry I haven’t updated in ages. I have been trying unsuccessfully to post this entry for three or four days now because WordPress was being a butt. Hopefully it was worth the wait.

Remember that bleach stencil t-shirt I made that turned out less than stellar?

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I managed to turn it into something I’ll actually wear! I’d been meaning to try this tutorial for awhile and I thought that the variegated coloring caused by the bleach, when cut into strips, would have a really neat effect here.

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And I was right! Isn’t it nice when that happens?

I worked well, but for some reason my strips didn’t fold really fold in on themselves, they just stretched and got raggedy on the cut edges. I actually like it though, it gives it a much more rough, organic feel.

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Unfortunately, it’s warming up around here, meaning I won’t get many more chances to wear it until the fall. That’s not so bad though, I’m just glad it turned out. 🙂

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Ignore the one that’s coming apart, I didn’t notice it until I after I uploaded the photos.

I seriously can’t stop making these things. It’s so easy once you get the hang of it (here’s the tutorial I used if you want to try it yourself). I have no idea what I’m going to do with all of them – maybe string them up for garlands or jewelry.

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I made these using strips cut from magazine pages because:
a) Magazines are a free resource if you have some already (and oh do I ever), and
b) It’s recycling!

The magazine is a little fragile though, so whatever I end up doing with them will involve at least one coat of sealant.

The next batch I make is going to use all black and white pages, which I think is going to turn out really neat.

Comments, Questions, and Constructive Criticism are all welcome.