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August 3, 2012


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Weekly update

Hey everyone! This week we've had a lot of submissions, so check 'em out!

Bleached Bones by KayLingLing Peacock shirt by Dragons-Garden silver-crane bleach bags by ThundersSilence Rib Cage Bleach Art Shirt by Madame-mari-mortem Craft Challenge - Bleach Art by BlindMediaProduction

There's some really cool stuff this week- seems to be a theme of macabre and birds going with this bunch.

Previous updates

Sorry for the late update, everyone! I just moved into my new place and couldn't get the internet figured out until tonight. Anywho, we got just one (fabulous) submission this week, check it out:

Bird Skull Bleach Art by Madame-mari-mortem

A wonderful example of using bleach to cover up a bleach spot and make something old new and wearable again.

First off, I'd like to announce the Member of the Month for last month's button challenge. With so many talented deviants to choose from it was a touch choice, but the Member of the Month for July is ObscureGems. Congratulations!

And now, our first few submissions to this month's challenge, bleach art!

Metroid Shoes by PurpleTakara Bleicher Hai by Sacredjazz

Also, Magical525 would like to note that you can do bleach art on paper much the same way you do it on fabric. Just give your paper of choice a wash of India ink or fountain pen ink.

Welcome to this month's Creative Craft Challenge!

The Creative Craft Challenge is a monthly feature where we introduce our members to different crafts. Every month I’ll give you a little background on a craft that you might not have heard of and show you a few great tutorials to encourage you to give it a try and show us your work.

So join me every month and put your skills and creativity to the test with lessons and tutorials, examples, and a place to show off your work. Your submissions will be featured in our favorites gallery and in this very blog!

Remember, the aim of the challenge is to introduce you to crafts that you might not have heard about or tried before. They won't require any expensive materials or years of training and expertise to complete. The idea is to challenge you to go out of your usual field of work and try something new!

This challenge is NOT a contest or a display of professional work, but a fun opportunity to broaden your crafting horizons. NO prizes are involved and everyone will be featured!

To clear up a question a few people have asked: The ArtisanCraft gallery folders and favorite folders are not linked- you can submit the same piece to both the gallery and the favorites if you like, no problem. Also, the two deviations per month limit does not apply to favorites folders, so please feel free to add as many submissions as you would like.

Member of the Month

At the end of every month one participant will be chosen as ArtisanCraft's Member of the Month and will be featured on our profile page for the entire next month. Unfortunately there was a bit of delay in the beginning of July's challenge, so the July and August challenges will overlap the the Member of the Month for July will be chosen August 10th.

Bleach art

Regular old household bleach is very useful, and can be used to make some really fabulously beautiful art, too! Carefully applied you can use bleach to create designs on cotton fabric, either freehand or using stencils. You can easily make some beautiful designs or add details to fabric items.

This month's challenge suggested by MyntKat.

Here's a few tutorials so you can try it yourself.


You do NOT have to use any of the tutorials here to submit your art, they are only suggestions to help get you started. If you need some more references or directions, there are many more tutorials both here on dA and all over the internet.

A bleach painting tutorial
:bulletblue: Bleach painting :bulletblue:

An off-dA tutorial with suggestions for a number of methods you might try, including spray bottles, bleach pens, and painting.
:bulletblue: General tutorial :bulletblue:


A couple of examples to give you a little inspiration:

Pokemon Pikachu Bleach Top - Red by PhaseChan Bleach Saxophone by TadpoleOfDoom Vintage Medicine Sweatshirt by nadir-mythos :thumb180554778: beauty to the bone. by Nimfadoro shirt by interrupted-laughter city mandala by zinful Live Free Bleached by zeldyn Fight Club Jeans by Tarrigan MadOverYou by ash-bunny mechanics experiment. by igorwouldbeproud Bleach Patch by Cosmiksquirel Bleached Hoodie by NeumorinHeart of Gold -bleach- by zeldyn Full Skelly -bleach- by zeldyn bleach+cotton skeleton corset by smarmy-clothes Thorns -bleach- by zeldyn Florutero -bleach- by zeldyn .Hana.Neko.TiShatsu. by Meli-ichigo

Get Crafting!

Now it's your turn to try your hand at bleach art!

Every Friday I'll update this journal to feature our member's creations.

To submit your bleach art:
:bulletblue: Go to the ArtisanCraft homepage, click on "Faves" (down along the left), click… (Creative Craft Challenge 26- Bleach art)  (along the left side), then click the "Suggest a Favorite" button (top right), and you're in!

If you have any questions, comments or suggestions about the monthly Creative Craft Challenge, this craft, or anything else, please feel free to comment here, on the Creative Craft Challenge of the Month blog, or by sending me a note to me, Animus-Panthera.

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KayLingLing Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I found it so hard to find picture >_< I love bleach painting, I made a tutorial on it not too long ago: [link]
Animus-Panthera Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I actually already included your tutorial! It's down at the bottom (in the original post)- it's the first tutorial of two. I was so happy you made it- I saw it about two or three days after I decided I wanted to do bleach painting.
KayLingLing Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That's cool! Yeah, I made it because, when I wanted to start bleach painting a few months ago, I was really disappointed at the lack of tutorials anywhere! I hope people find it helpful ^_^
Animus-Panthera Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yeah, I know, it's awful! There should be more. Maybe you'll start a trend!
KayLingLing Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
OH! Lol, I clicked on the tutorial you have here and it was my tutorial! I'm shocked! Haha. Thank you :)
Itti Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I might try this at some point, though there's no way I'll get it done by the time the challenge ends (I'm still working on the découpage one!). But yeah, great idea! :D
Animus-Panthera Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Well, that's alright! The point isn't so much to do it within a time limit as to have fun trying something new. =D
Itti Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, but it's also fun to try stuff at the same time everyone else is trying it!
Animus-Panthera Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is true!
Magical525 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Bleach can also be used on paper if you first make a base wash of Indian ink - though it may well be possible to use it on coloured paper as well (not tried that though) :)
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