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« on: November 20, 2008 03:52:17 AM »

So, I really love these Chanel Stockings but at over $200 they┤re waaay out of my price range :S

Anyone got any ideas on how to DIY? I imagine dying wouldn┤t create such a sharp line.

Sharpies maybe? Tongue And then die of toxic absorption XD

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« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2008 05:12:50 AM »

I have no idea how to duplicate that look, but I happen to be a Sharpie expert.  My daughter starting drawing all over herself with Sharpies when she was about 8 or 9 years old and didn't stop until she got her first real tattoo at 18.  She did such elaborate drawings that people thought they were real tats.  Long story short, we happen to be at Emory (a very good hosp. with excellent doctors) for something and the doctor noticed a Betty Boop on my daughters leg.  He admired it and I saw an opportunity to make her stop her "art" habit.  I asked the doctor to explain to her that she was poisoning herself with toxic ink and he laughed at me.  He told her if that was the worst habit she had, to pat herself on the back and keep drawing.  So; no, you won't hurt yourself one bit with those Sharpies.

Good look re-creating that amazing look.  They are gorgeous!

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« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2008 05:16:59 AM »

how bout paint?  fabric paint that is.  it  comes in a spray can.you could  lay paper on one side and spray teh other???  no idea if it would work or not 

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« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2008 06:04:25 AM »

i think you'd need to put them on a mannequin or something to get the paint that straight, and yes i believe fabric paint would be best.. perhaps. but since stockings aren't natural fabric, i don't know how well they take fabric color in.

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« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2008 09:19:10 AM »

Sharpies work okay on nylons (a fast way to make 1940's style seamed stockings for the theatre ..) but the pigmentation would not be as black nor as uniform. I second the spray fabric paint suggestion. The ones I've used are in a pump spraty bottle but the canned ones should work fine too.
You should also stretch out the stockings on some sort of object (preferable leg shaped) and then mask the area and spray like amarok suggested. Make sure that the colour cant bleed through whatever you've stretched out the stockings on though, otherwise it will colour the other side too.
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« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2008 09:36:54 AM »

I'd use floral spray, be sure to put carboard or something inside the stocking so you do not overspray, and as long as you cover everything you dont want black it should work just fine.

I would avoid the sharpie method, if you sweat it bleeds all over you.

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« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2008 10:23:45 AM »

Personally, I'm just waiting and praying that some company somewhere will produce some knockoffs.  Cheesy

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« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2008 10:53:38 AM »

Me too! It doesn't seem to be happening, though.

I may give the fabric paint a whirl myself.
« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2008 12:22:19 PM »

Ah, no sharpies then. Didn't really count on it either. The fabric paint sounds like it might work - but some experimenting with nylon + paint might be in order.

And a heads up, urban outfitters has made a knock off. Which is flimsy and not really good looking, but others might try it. Doesn't make much difference to me anyway since we haven't got it here XD

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« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2008 03:22:03 PM »

OOOOHHHHHHH.....they are the most beautiful nylons I have ever seen  Shocked 
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