Embellish Holiday Napkins

Quick and Easy Bleach Pen Holiday Napkins

Materials:
-Bleach Pens (such as Clorox)
-Napkins (100% cotton, either home sewn or purchased)
-Fabric chalk pencil (optional)
-Small metal applicator tip

Directions:
1. Using the fabric chalk pencil (or a regular pencil) lightly draw your artwork design onto your napkin.
2. Using the bleach pen fitted with a small metal applicator tip, trace over artwork, moving slow and steady, making sure to keep a line of bleach gel intact the whole time.
3. Let the gel line dry on the napkins for at least 24 hours.
4. Wash and dry napkins, and iron flat.

Notes and tips:
-Use a fresh bleach pen. If it's not new, the lines won't bleach out very well.
-Small metal applicator tips can be found at most craft and fabric stores, such as Joann Fabrics and Crafts.

A full description of this technique along with an skirt project and examples using the bleach pen, can be found in Amy Karol's second book, Bend the Rules with Fabric (Potter Craft 2009)

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