I'm sure everybody has seen the ombre hair trend everywhere by now, even though i think it look's really pretty I'm just not brave enough to do it to my own, instead I ombre shirt's.
Ombre is actually a french word/term for 'shaded' generally meaning that a dark colour fades to lighter. Apologies to the french If i am wrong, I haven't studied french for a while now.
I really want to try this on denim as I think the effect look's so good, they can be quite pricey in shop's so hopefully I can pick up a cheap shirt or jacket in a charity shop and have a experiment.
I did equal measures of boiling hot water to bleach to begin with then added a bit more bleach. For the first black t-shirt I tied it up in a rubber band just so I didn't dip it in too much and knew where to stop, as you can see from the outcome it left un-even lines so I didn't do this the second time. I dipped in the shirt as far as I wanted the graduation to start and left it for a couple of minute's. I dipped in the bottom half of it about 15cm and left it for longer, the longer it's left in the bleach the brighter copper/red will be. Some people tend to soak the whole shirt in water before dipping it in but I totally forgot to and just went on in.
Wash it out with water and squeeze it through so all the dye/bleach can run out then leave for 20minutes or so. If you washed it straight away you'd tend to lose the colour.
I also did grey and it turnt out a vibrant orange, I left this in a bit longer then the black shirt. I don't have a clue why it goes up like a mountain it must have fell in the bleach a bit. Third time lucky, my other burgundy shirt came out much better when I sprayed it instead, I also did a dip dye on it but I'm waiting to see how it come's out when it's dried. I fringed the black one too I decided to cut them a lot longer then this one and tied a knot in them. The orange is much lighter at the bottom where the fringing is, I think it's because the sun was so bright so it didn't show on the photo's.
I didn't really know what to expect when I attempted this d.i.y, I'm definitely going to get some white shirt's & jean's and try doing the same way but with fabric dye, ombre shirt diy-ing take 2! I think it would come out a lot better because you can control the shade's much better then bleach.
Have you tried this before?