Here's a fun project for a rainy day, or for when you are bored, or need to keep the kidlets entertained.
All you need are: Sharpie pens, rubbing alcohol, eye dropper, a small bowl, a tee shirt, cardboard, and a heat source like an iron or a clothes dryer.
First, place cardboard inside your tee shirt to keep the design from bleeding through to the other side.
Ribbed tanks are impossible to draw on because the material will catch on the felt tip, so I just made dotted circles in orange and light green. Here's the first "batch" of circles.
I cannot believe that is my hand! Ugh! Anyways, pour some rubbing alcohol into a small bowl, and using an eye dropper drip the alcohol on your designs.
Here's the first batch of circles after their alcohol soak.
Dot on more randomness, and apply more alcohol with your trusty eye dropper. I thought it interesting that the orange circles bled a lot more than the green circles, and that the green faded to yellow. I liked the effect. Keep working in batches until the entire front (or back) of the tee is done.
Remove the cardboard insert and take your shirt outside to dry in the sun. Alcohol evaporates quickly, so it won't take long to dry.
Once it is dry, do the other side. Don't forget the sides where the seams meet and the tippy-tops of the straps.
When your tee is completely done and dry, you'll need to apply some heat to help "set" the color, so that it won't fade too much when you wash it. You can iron it (no steam), or you can toss it into your dryer at the highest heat setting. Being lazy, I used the dryer, but if you are afraid of shrinkage, then the iron would be your best bet.
Voila! When washing, use cold water.
UPDATE: Because other DIYers had trouble with massive fading in the wash, I did a little research. Sharpie has a line of markers for fabric decorating called Stained by Sharpie. I don't know how these inks will stand up to the alcohol treatment; you can always test. I also read somewhere that adding salt to the wash water will help keep colors from fading noticeably. There's a world of information out there. As I always say, When in doubt, Google! PRUNELLA
grew a beard after our kids left the house. He decided a mid-life hirsute pursuit was cheaper than a new car, and certainly less hazardous to his health than an affair. If he can have a mid-life crisis, then so can I.