Sunday, July 16, 2006

Discharge Tips!

Mess night at Katy's house was lots of fun! We all learned as we went along; here's a summary of our top tips:

Bleach diluted 50/50 with water works well in a spray bottle for rapid discharging. Comet powder is not strong enough to discharge. Soft Scrub works well, but store brand gel cleaner is too runny. The Clorox Bleach Pens also work well.

Foam stamps work well for discharging designs. We discovered two successful methods using either Soft Scrub or the Clorox pen: 1) squeeze discharge paste onto a plate and tap the stamp on the plate 2) Use a foam applicator to paint the discharge paste onto the stamp.

Stencils are fantastic for discharging a design. Place the stencil over the fabric and either scribble over it with the wide end of the Clorox pen or use a sponge or foam applicator to brush Soft Scrub over it.

The Bleach Stop (Anti-Chlor) is available from Dharma Trading Company (

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