Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by sipang, Apr 6, 2011.
Theoretically you could iron the wax in, though you'd want a non-steam iron
I imagine it would be just like waxing skis
That's what I had in mind. A melted coating "painted" on might still be a better option for getting a deep penetration though (I think an ironed on coating may be too stiff and crack at bends?)
i saw this on another website. though some consider it "cheating" i thought it was a cool way of distressing raw denim. he also does a quick instruction on waxing which ill probably end up doing soon too.
would be cooler if he did only one side of them
kind of want to do that
Thats a great video.
Does anyone have an idea of how to do a DIY version of the Ervell rust or copper oxide shirts?
I just removed a shirt pocket with my swiss army knife. Are there better tools for such alterations, and will the the little holes disappear in the dryer?
If you want to be exciting, maybe a solution of Ferric Oxide and Cupric Hydroxide, respectively? Of course, you could also just experiment with dilute solutions of dye to get a similar color
Any craft store will have seam rippers
Yeah, go spend a buck fifty on a seam ripper.
The holes should disappear in the wash although if its an older shirt that has been washed many times, it may be too late. I stripped the arches and cardboard patch from a pair of brown 501STFs (wanted them to look less like jeans) and you can't tell there was any stitching. I am pretty sure I did it post-shrink and the holes still vanished completely after some wear and a wash.
The little holes should disappear, yes, if it's cotton or some other natural fabric.
I'm gonna do that to my jeans after my exams. Awesome.
haha I thought that too.
Barbour wax would work.
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