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post #211 of 1148
jacquard procion mx dye. lots of info online about using it.
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theom what acrylic paint did you use? I'm thinking about painting an old pair of pumas that I hardly ever wore.
post #213 of 1148
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Originally Posted by Psydelik View Post

How would I go about dyeing a button down shirt? I have a few beater oxfords I feel like fucking up. Suggestions?

Wash it very well
buy dye
follow instructions on dye

cotton fabric is pretty easy to dye...some colors may have trouble being perfectly even (most noticeable across big sections like the back). Best way to avoid this is to make sure the fabric is already a little wet going into the bath, make sure there is enough dye, and make sure you agitate it enough.
post #214 of 1148
Plus let's not forget teh boredom-crushing blueberries.
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Could also use tea, coffee, kakishibu, twigs/leaves/berries of certain plants, and any number of things most people would be afraid of staining clothes with if you're adventurous

post #218 of 1148
Been thinking about some sort of iced-coffee khakis, just cause I'm always spilling iced coffee on my khakis. It could work.
post #219 of 1148

I'd go with black coffee (perhaps extra strong), you generally end up with shades a few stages lighter than the solution you're dyeing with. Might be different if you use mordants and all of that fun stuff, but most people that use natural-type dyes are trying to avoid those chemicals

post #220 of 1148
This thread inspired me.
Going to dye my old pair of all white stan smiths, probably brick red or something.
Has anyone tried to soak a white buttondown in red wine and leave it overnight? Could be fun, but it'll probably fade lots on washes though right?
post #221 of 1148
When you dye stuff without an actual dye that reacts with the fabric, you are just staining it basically which will inevitably fade in time, and you probably won't be happy with your results.
Just use procion mx, its cheap, reliable, safe, you can get any color, and the process is very easy to do.


I just used some cheap watered down mars black Blick acrylic with a squirt of white.
post #222 of 1148
Painted GATs look rad
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I don't want to demean your efforts for doing this but this DIY styling project does not make any sense to me. Why ruin an expensive designer sneaker.? The original idea is not attractive in the first place and by only achieving mediocre result of the DIY process makes the shoes look even worst.. The end result makes you look like a wannabe artist/painter who paints day and night wearing Margiela sneakers that got ruined in the process.

I'm not the critical type because those types usually are not cute and I don't want to belong there. I just want to voice this opinion as a way to maybe convince others who might get an idea to DIY their Margiela sneakers like this. Please don't because the end result is not cute, but if I can't convice you, to each his own I guess.
post #224 of 1148

If you use mordants (depending on the dyestuffs) it should act the same as any commercial dye

 

http://www.superfuture.com/supertalk/showthread.php?t=146305

This thread has a lot of information/interesting tales

 

Also, those aren't an "expensive designer sneaker"

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Originally Posted by colabear View Post



I don't want to demean your efforts for doing this but this DIY styling project does not make any sense to me. Why ruin an expensive designer sneaker.? The original idea is not attractive in the first place and by only achieving mediocre result of the DIY process makes the shoes look even worst.. The end result makes you look like a wannabe artist/painter who paints day and night wearing Margiela sneakers that got ruined in the process.

I'm not the critical type because those types usually are not cute and I don't want to belong there. I just want to voice this opinion as a way to maybe convince others who might get an idea to DIY their Margiela sneakers like this. Please don't because the end result is not cute, but if I can't convice you, to each his own I guess.

I don't think he was going for 'cute'

like Kit said, these aren't Margielas. They are German Army Trainers, for like idk $60?

Looks great to me, made them 100x more interesting
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