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

  1. Master Milano

    Master Milano Senior member

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    OTC, did you use fabric paint when you were spraypainting?

    Oh wait you probably don't give a shit about the cardigan haha
     


  2. TonicAura

    TonicAura Well-Known Member

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    How many bars of wax did you go through? I'm about 1/5 or even less of the way to waxing my jeans and I've used probably around 1/4 of the bar.
     


  3. otc

    otc Senior member

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    just spray paint. It actually turned out quite well and (with a little more care to avoid overspray) I would consider doing something like it on clothes I would actually wear.

    As long as you spray in short bursts and don't get it on too thick, the spray paint is flexible and soft. I think it would only work this well on this density of knits...woven fabrics would require too thick of an application to look good and looser knits wouldn't get very defined lines from the edge of the stencil.
     


  4. noob in 89

    noob in 89 Senior member

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    With a darker knit, you could use a spritzer of bleach/water solution, rather than spray paint. A ghostly fair isle could be pretty cool (provided you're willing to put in the work making the stencils, I guess).
     
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  5. Big Pun

    Big Pun Senior member

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    3/4 bar for full coat for me, goes pretty quick.
     


  6. Big Pun

    Big Pun Senior member

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    Ok, so I washed my failure jawnz, and tried it again. Much better results now that I had time, no clumps. No need for hair dryer nonsense. I did a subtle waxing down the legs getting heavier towards the hems. Smell is less overpowering now. Still, I wouldn't want a jacket waxed in this gunk.

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  7. thatoneguy

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    i want to do this but the smell is holding me back
     


  8. Synthese

    Synthese Darth Millennial Dubiously Honored

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    I spraypainted a lot of shirts while in high school, and I can vouch for this - a design on a t-shirt, for example, will last quite a long time. So feel free to make your own graphic tees, or whatever.
     


  9. steviecakes

    steviecakes Senior member

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    Anyone have experience dyeing a wool sweater?
    Was helping my grandmother reorganize and came across this sweater that she gave to me since it hasn't fit her in years
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    I want to dye it a deep red. Or purple. Or mix the two and see what happens.
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    Edit: Purple.
    My main concern is how hot the water should be so that the fibers absorb the dye but don't felt and shrink.

    And here's more mediocre DIY stuff I've done to pass the time:
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    Bleached t shirt for a friend.
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    Black captoes with gold painted midsoles.
     
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  10. Synthese

    Synthese Darth Millennial Dubiously Honored

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    My first, and probably last, attempt at jewelry-making:

    A necklace, pour une fille, made of sea-glass she collected whilst we cavorted 'mongst the waves gyre'd and gimble'd in the wabe:

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  11. wootx

    wootx Senior member

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    Very nice.

    IMHO it could also work with fewer pieces (i.e. one or two)... That thing must be kind of heavy, isn't it?
     


  12. Synthese

    Synthese Darth Millennial Dubiously Honored

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    No, it's pretty small. She likes oversized stuff, too, so I think she;ll like that it's kind of a handful of them instead of, say, one pendant.
     


  13. ghdvfddzgzdzg

    ghdvfddzgzdzg Senior member

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    loving "black jazz santa" on the previous page
     


  14. wootx

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    Haha great. I don't know why, but I imagined them being, like, enormous -- which is stupid lol
     


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    snake Senior member

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    So a few days ago I decided that I was sick of the color on my wjk leather shirt and decided to play with it. Bought a few cans of specialty leather spray paint and went at it. The end result was decent but it wasn't very uniform and the leather felt rubbery afterwards. So I threw it away for the garbageman to pick up. The end. (0)
     


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