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22-03-2005
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I have some really basic leather sandals that I would like to dye/paint. Can anyone tell me how to go about doing that, what to use etc? Is there any way I could get a metallic finish on them?

 
 
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I buy loads of vintage or unusual style clothes, some i customise with iron on sticking fabric, some i sew in different coloured thread, depending on the material. I have a pair of black trousers, that i really loved, its made from the type of material that melts when you leave the iron on too long. Thats what happened in fact, the iron was too hot, and it left a big iron print on the bottom, i refuse to throw them out, they were a really nice pair of dress trousers, with nice detailing at the waist. I had only worn them 2 times. I tried to burn the iron print all over it, but it hasnt worked, so i think i'll get some of those iron-on fabric and distribute them over the burned patches.

Other clothes i take to the dry-cleaners, and tell them what i want changing, not very expensive. I have a pair of designer shoes that i am going to have customised, as the back of my heel doesnt quite fit in . Its fun customising clothes, bags etc, because you know that no one else will be wearing the same things you are. The worse thing i ever did, was buy an outfit from a high street shop, and wore it out, i was so nervous that i'd see someone else in the same thing i never did it again.


 
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I want to buy some plain tee's to "experiment" with. I want them to be s/s and cotton but not like scratchy but more soft and comfy. Anybody know of a place I can buy them wholesale? And not spend alot of $$$$$$$?

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22-03-2005
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Quote:
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I have some really basic leather sandals that I would like to dye/paint. Can anyone tell me how to go about doing that, what to use etc? Is there any way I could get a metallic finish on them?
spray paint...it's very popular these days...

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I have a pair of designer shoes that i am going to have customised, as the back of my heel doesnt quite fit in .

what are you going to do ...how will you make them fit?...

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23-03-2005
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i dyed some pants green it went wrong

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They fit,but i cant buckle them up(its hard to explain), i know a shoe-maker that will customise them for me, it will be around the £150.00 mark, but worth it.



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what are you going to do ...how will you make them fit?...

 
27-03-2005
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if i spray painted a design onto a tee would it stay on? or is there anyway i could fix it on?

what if i only hand washed it?

any help is very greatful

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I think spray paint will stay on a shirt but make sure to handwash and keep the temperture of the water cold.

I MADE A MIU MIU inspired headband

So now, to my new DIY project that I was working on is a headband I saw while flipping through Harpers Bazaar April issue. There was this awesome MIU MIU headband and I was like, "owwwwwww, me wantie." But ofcourse me not have $206 to dish out on it, so I tried to make a similiar one.

Here it is!! Pictures and directions....

http://www.lumana.com/ccount/click.php?id=15

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if i spray painted a design onto a tee would it stay on? or is there anyway i could fix it on?

what if i only hand washed it?

any help is very greatful
it'll stay...just don't use too much paint or it will crack...
i think it's safe to machine wash...

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spray paint is great for stencilling and such. I've never had a problem with the wash. I've also used a fabric paint in an aerosol can before but it's not that much different and it's kind of costly in comparison

 
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i customised a top today with iron on paper on a black t shirt i ironed on a white n black picture of andy warholl so only the white bits showed up then i put black sequins and ribbons around the edge, it luked quite kewl


 
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thanks for the advice lumana softgrey and purechris

i shall get stenciling designs onto tees right away

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31-03-2005
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and here is one of them i did today:p
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that looks great boots...!!...

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