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Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by sipang, Apr 6, 2011.

  1. steviecakes

    steviecakes Senior member

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    Leaving them in the dye longer than an hour won't make them any darker. The brown won't turn into black, but rather a darker brown (almost black, but not quite). This happens when dyeing already dark colors. I experienced this when trying to dye navy clothes black. When dyeing a dark color black, use 2 packets of rit instead of one. Hope this helps.
     
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  2. BreezyBirch

    BreezyBirch Senior member

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    colabear is this cute enough?

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    red and stars/matte black spandex strongman suit, yellow and stars/shiny purple stars spandex pants....i didn't actually sew them but i cut the patterns!

    i did tie dye those shirts!

    for every day wear, obvs...
     


  3. KitAkira

    KitAkira Wait! Wait! I gots an opinion!

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    Heat and vinegar help as well
     


  4. freelance robotics

    freelance robotics Senior member

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    I've got (more than) a couple DIY things I've done that I'll post later, but on the note of dyeing things, do you guys think it would be possible to do an overdye on a pair of khakis to take them from that sort of bland, standard khaki color to the nice yellow-gold color that some have? Or would that darken them up too much?
     


  5. xCrunchx

    xCrunchx Senior member

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    if anyone here knows anything about anything its synth plus i love the way you come here, lurk for ages, then try to start a rebellion. Fortunately you are failing quite easily. You'll be remembered for a while now lol as the cute/cock bulge man. Good job!
     


  6. xCrunchx

    xCrunchx Senior member

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    anyone know where to get around 50 eyelets that are used in shoes and the tools for setting them.

    (dno mm/inch measurements could someone help me out there too)
     


  7. NOBD

    NOBD Senior member

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    Try googling "eyelet pliers". (Don't know if that's the correct name for the tool, but it works as a search term.)
     


  8. KitAkira

    KitAkira Wait! Wait! I gots an opinion!

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    Leatherworking and nautical repair type stores will all have them. Check ebay as well, there are occasionally deals to be had there
     


  9. xCrunchx

    xCrunchx Senior member

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    yeah. essentially what i wanted to do was make some

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    i got a plain hi top white sneakers to do it on hopefully i'll get the eyelet punchers and crimpers and eventually do it, i need to find a place where they sell long laces eg. 63 inches that are 0.5 inch thick.
     


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  11. noob in 89

    noob in 89 Senior member

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    This sounds really, really neat.

    And thanks for the laces suggestion. Does anyone know a place that sells long, oily-looking, leather-looking laces? Like the kind you see whizzing around super-expensive leather boots?
     


  12. xCrunchx

    xCrunchx Senior member

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    Heres the crappy hi tops i got (canvas LOL!)

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    The slouchiness of the ankle/heel and stuff make it seem possible. I was also going to paint the grey part once i had finished white with leaving a little off the edges like a mmm gat.

    Or should i scrap that idea and do something else? I want them to be white though, but what about this

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  13. xCrunchx

    xCrunchx Senior member

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    Well i was bored today and turned some crappy "canvas gats"
    as you can see the shape of the shoes has really been screwed, these were my uber beaters (got them for 15)
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    into some weird painted ones. I only did one coat, might do another. reckon i should?
    gonna keep contrast black laces, might get shorter ones.

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    What i have learnt:
    - acrylic paint makes canvas stiff, makes it stiffer than leather
    - extra coat of paint probably would smoothen things out, filling in the gaps etc.

    i really liked how it turned out, but open to suggestions.
     


  14. Fycus

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    I really like what you guys have done here, specifically some paint details on the jeans. I find my jean pockets a little plain.

    what exactly do i need to go about "painting" my jeans?

    acrylic paint? what else? process?

    thanks!
     


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