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« on: January 26, 2004 09:02:51 PM »



What do you do when a phantom chinchilla eats the lining of your favorite vintage dream coat?

You patch it up, sillies.

For my patch, I used two different kinds of fabric. The stripey cloth is a cheap cotton that came from Wal-Mart and the black is a heavier canvas-like material. I recommend a heavy, tough fabric for bleach art as it likes to run on thinner cloth.

Go purchase some Soft-Scrub. That's correct: I said potty cleaner, kids. It's like bleach, but thicker, and the stuff works magic on fabric. Make sure you get the kind that actually contains bleach! No lemon scent! It does not work.

Put some of the Soft-Scrub into a bottle with a tiny, precise point. If you're poor, try an old hair color bottle or a cleaned out puffy paint tube. Use the bleach to write or draw on the thick fabric, and make certain that your letters aren't too close together as sometimes the bleach will bleed a bit.

Put your patch on a paper plate or newspaper and let the bleach dry until it crusts over and cracks. Leaving it overnight is a good move. Then, brush off and wash the patch, and ta da! Instant punk rock.

I then stitched my "libby" patch to some pretty stripey cloth, and sewed it over the chinchilla hole in my coat. All fixed! Thank god.
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« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2004 08:41:03 AM »

you know, they also have new gel bleach pens out that might work better on thinner fabrics Cool that is a great idea! Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2004 09:29:57 AM »

What do you do when a phantom chinchilla eats the lining of your favorite vintage dream coat?

Soooo cool. I'd love to see a pic of it on the jacket. I'm such a sucker for vintage coats.

I thought I'd also mention that it you don't feel like sewing your patch on, you can just pin it on with a silver safety pin on each side of the patch. The safety pins should show from the outside -- as it is oh so much more punk that way!  Wink

I was once at an "alternative craft fair" where these women made frayed cloth patches like yours but they machine-embroidered bands names on them and then just sold them with two safety pins for a couple if bucks. I still have my Smiths one on my messenger bag two years later!
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« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2004 01:29:05 PM »

oh this could be fun for all kinds of things.  i don't want to unpunk it, but you could do really easy fake batik this way.
i wanna see the coat too!
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« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2004 03:38:19 PM »

you know, they also have new gel bleach pens out that might work better on thinner fabrics Cool that is a great idea! Cheesy

I have one but I am not very pleased with the results yet. The bleach is thin and runs and the point of the pen is not very fine. But we keep trying, yes!?
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« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2004 03:40:44 PM »

oh this could be fun for all kinds of things.  i don't want to unpunk it, but you could do really easy fake batik this way.
i wanna see the coat too!

No, fake batik is really cool! Screw the punk thing...you can use the bleach art for lots of things. My favorite is the Rasputina tank top I made that was mistaken for Dolce&Gabbana when I visited NYC. heehee!

I will try to get a picture of my coat for you guys. It's magical, really. It's a black faux fur 1970s knee-length a-line coat with huge lapels and a zigzag pattern in the fur on the skirt. yay.
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« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2004 08:51:37 AM »

http://designer.cloroxbleachpen.com/savvy.cfm     Link to thebleach pen site..there are some stencils there.  Actualyl a really good bold set of uppercase alphabeet ones that i use quite often.

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« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2004 01:22:36 PM »

carpe, i'd love to see a picture of that jacket and the top, too!
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« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2004 06:49:12 PM »

Here is a scan of my Rasputina tank top (a poor scan at that), rendered in the same fashion as the patch for my coat (sorry, no shot of that thing).



This is just a cheap muscle tank I got at Target, which gave me an excuse to run about in the men's undies section. heehee.

When you bleach black fabric with Soft Scrub, the area bleached often turns pink or salmon orange due to the fibers and the red undertones in the dye. I've also done this to a red teeshirt and the letters turned white. I guess it's the dye content.
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« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2004 07:58:56 PM »

carpejugulum, I love your rasputina tank top!  I never knew you could use soft scrub.
 
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