I had done very little bleach dyeing before but this time I had a plan in mind. I wanted lines – some of which would intersect. I used a small paint brush to apply the bleach and I needed only about a one foot square part of the whole piece since I knew that I would be cutting it into one inch or one and one-half inch strips. I was quite pleased with the result after it was thoroughly rinsed and ironed. Different blacks turn different colours when bleached.
I knew that I wanted either a door or a window or some sort of opening that wasn’t ‘seen’ at first. Inside would be the treasure. Hence, Hidden Treasures. Since everyone has a different idea on what their ‘treasures’ were, I was stumped as to what to put behind each door or window. One thing that was definitely a treasure was love. All things are possible with love – love of family, love of friends, love of pets, etc. I then decided to just wing it and used a silver pen I purchased at the dollar store of all places and, using a stencil, I stenciled in the hearts.