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RachOfTheJungle
« on: April 26, 2004 08:56:46 PM »

Hello!

I painted these jeans a couple of years ago, just thought I'd share them with you guys.

Also, a friend of mine is making a website for me so I can sell stuff to help me pay my tution. Any advice (pricing/etc) in that regard would be helpfu, plus any advice from you craftsters would be great!


http://images.snapfish.com/33%3A6266%3B23232%7Ffp3%3B%3Dot%3E2329%3D473%3D7%3A3%3Dxroqdf%3E2323435%3B39%3B86ot1lsi

(The front of the pants)

http://images.snapfish.com/33%3A6266%3B23232%7Ffp3%3B%3Dot%3E2329%3D473%3D7%3A3%3Dxroqdf%3E2323435%3B39%3B88ot1lsi
(front and back cuff designs closeups, respectively)
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« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2004 09:28:39 PM »

Wow, those are awesome! What did you use to paint them? or is it a print?
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« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2004 09:32:56 PM »

Thank you Smiley

First I sketched the designs with light chalk. Then I just used fabric paint by squirting it out of the tube and using a brush to apply it.

It's held up in the wash, by the way, in case you guys were wondering.
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« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2004 10:08:49 PM »

Those are gorgeous!!!  Shocked  

I've been wanting to redecorate some jeans but hadn't really fallen in love with any techniques until now! I am SO making these!!!
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« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2004 10:13:34 PM »

Wow...those are absolutely beautiful!  I might have to try something similar...& much worse... Wink
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« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2004 07:36:01 AM »

Those are fantastic... and I bet they last longer than actual henna  Wink  
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« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2004 12:14:56 PM »

where did you get the designs from??? or did you free hand them??? either way they are gorgeous! and BTW something like that in a high-scale boutique in NY would go for anywhere between $70-200! I've seen it happen! WAY TO GO!!!
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« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2004 08:46:32 PM »

Wow!!! Those jeans are wicked awesome.  What kind of paint brush did you use?  I'm sure you'll sell alot.  Good luck!
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« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2004 09:40:04 PM »

those are some absolutly fantastic jeans!!! They look quite designer-ish so I would say I would pay about.....$90.00 american....they look awesome!
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« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2004 07:28:51 AM »

OMG - those are the most beautiful jeans!  I'm going to have to try it.  

Are there rhinestones in the pattern too?  From the photos, it looks like there's something shiney.

I was just working with Tulip Demension paints last night, I think that would be perfect for this project.  (Wouldn't it?).
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« Reply #10 on: April 28, 2004 07:42:46 AM »

This jean is waay cool!
Awesome job!
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« Reply #11 on: April 28, 2004 08:10:21 AM »

Thanks so much you guys :-)

BTW, Carson I actually did use tulip paints. They are cheap and good. As for the shineys, I just used pearlescent fabric paint. I thought rhinstones might be too much (plus they fall off) so I just dabbed a few shiney dots here and there.

Shade n Shadow, I adapted  some traditional mehndi designs in a book I have.

Coolbeans, as for the paintbrush, I just used a couple of cheapo acrylic paintbrushes.

Thanks again for  your opinions and questions! Good luck guys, I'm sure your jeans will be awesome! Be sure to post pics here if you do some of your own so I can gush over them!


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« Reply #12 on: April 28, 2004 09:39:13 AM »

Those are Absolutely FABUOLUS!!!!!!!!!

I must try  Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: April 28, 2004 08:53:19 PM »

hey, i found this and thought you all might be interested

http://www.india4world.com/mehndi-design/mehndi-design2.shtml
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« Reply #14 on: April 29, 2004 11:51:23 AM »

You know, Speak of The Devil! I had just bought a henna Tattoo kit from Goodwill (it was originally one of those Barnes & Noble things), and, besides decorating my own skin, I could use some of the patterns on clothing
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« Reply #15 on: April 29, 2004 02:14:37 PM »

does anyone know an online source for henna? And if you need a special kind or something like that. I don't know much about it, but I think it's great for jeans.
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« Reply #16 on: April 29, 2004 02:21:25 PM »

I don't reaaly know of any specific web sites so far, but you can always type "henna" or "mehndi" in any of the search engines.
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« Reply #17 on: April 29, 2004 03:57:45 PM »

the link on the first page has sources for it
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« Reply #18 on: April 29, 2004 08:19:25 PM »

Henna is a paste that is usually just for staining hair or skin, I don't think it's strong enough to dye clothing, or at least dye it very well. I used designs typically drawn on the skin with henna, but exectued them with fabric paint.

As for obtaining henna if you want to use it for your skin, make sure its result on your skin will be brown. anything else (like black) is unnatural and often has harsh dyes that can cause very bad reactions. Traditional henna is made from the dried and ground leaves of the henna plant, and the other ingredients vary depending on who you talk to (family recipies for henna are prized secrets!).

I get mine from an exotic food market, where they sell for around $1.50 a tube. Kits are usually about 9 times that much, so watch what they're charging! Wink
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« Reply #19 on: April 30, 2004 09:48:06 AM »

Wouldn't it be easier to apply if the paint was in a tube with a straw like thing to draw it on? I'd like to try, but I'd probably mess it up horribly if I did it with a brush. Does anybody know where I can get a bottle that works like that?
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« Reply #20 on: April 30, 2004 04:57:40 PM »

A friend of mine makes henna all the time. She puts the henna in a clear plastic bag, tapes it up, and cuts a bit of one corner off in order to squeeze out a thin line. This would also work for paint, etc. Easy and cheap. Smiley
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« Reply #21 on: April 30, 2004 06:30:56 PM »

Great tip! Now I need to find me a pair of spiffy jeans to paint.  Smiley
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« Reply #22 on: May 01, 2004 04:06:26 PM »

I'd probably mess it up horribly if I did it with a brush. Does anybody know where I can get a bottle that works like that?

Check the fabric paint, glue, or even the normal paint section of your local craft store.  They often have empty applicator bottles with needle tips for sale just for that purpose.

Also check a hobby store if you can't find what you need at the craft store.
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« Reply #23 on: May 01, 2004 05:00:35 PM »

Do you think this could work with darker jeans and a bleach pen? I'm not sure if the pen'd be to thick.

Those pants are absolutely gorgeous. I'm jealous ^^.
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« Reply #24 on: May 06, 2004 05:33:28 PM »

wow, i dont have the patience to make something like that, but i absolutely love it!! be sure to post (or just pm me) when you get the site up, because i would definitly buy a pair!!
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« Reply #25 on: May 07, 2004 01:31:25 PM »

great job..i never would have the patience to finish a project that intricate..maybe i could do a back pocket though....
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« Reply #26 on: May 08, 2004 07:27:35 AM »

great job...they are beautiful!!!!!!!!...i only wish i had that much talent
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« Reply #27 on: May 09, 2004 07:34:58 PM »

i do henna all the time. most indian food stores have it. make sure when you get it, you sift it. just pour it in a cup, then stretch nylons over it and shake it into a bowl. also, it does stain clothing if left on too long. it wont really do anything to jeans except stain like coffee. when doing it on hands, mix up some lemon juice and sugar and using a cotton ball, apply when the mendhi starts to crack. this will help the color intensify. if anyone has other indian questions, message me!
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« Reply #28 on: May 12, 2004 02:03:31 AM »

Ooh, gorgeous! Depending on how you plan on marketing them, I think these could go for 150-200... have you considered trying to get them on girlshop.com? I think that, considering the amount of time you spend doing them, you'll want to concentrate on the higher-end markets.

Great stuff! Let us know how the businessy side of it develops!
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« Reply #29 on: May 12, 2004 07:57:57 AM »

Oooo... intriguing... girlshop.com, eh?

I had never considered going through someone else. Do you have any experience with these people? I am sure I can get all necessary info from them but I was wondering what kind of experience you or someone you know has had with them...

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« Reply #30 on: May 13, 2004 10:32:23 PM »

I'd buy a pair of jeans like that, they're awesome... but they'd have to be big enough to fit my behind! (_)_)
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« Reply #31 on: May 13, 2004 10:39:07 PM »

Wow, awesome...now I must find a pair of light colored jeans tomorrow while out garage saling!

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« Reply #32 on: May 14, 2004 12:31:03 AM »

ok, those rock. I now officially need a pair.
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« Reply #33 on: May 18, 2004 12:09:42 PM »

Those are stunning! I think I'd be willing to pay close to $100 for them (cause I'm poor) but I know that there are people out there that might pay closer to $200! Go you! Cheesy
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« Reply #34 on: May 19, 2004 03:27:28 AM »

wow, they really are gorgeous. i want some! (hehe, i liked them so much that i just registered so that i could post and tell you how fab they are  Cheesy)
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« Reply #35 on: May 19, 2004 08:37:35 AM »

Wow, those are sooo beautiful.  I have been dying to try out henna.  This would be an awesome way to keep the wonderful designs around to admire for years.  Maybe I will have to try it on my old jeans.

Good job!
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« Reply #36 on: May 26, 2004 10:41:16 PM »

I am in love with those pants! What's the address you're selling them from, because I so want a pair! I think that's the best DIY idea I have ever seen! I am amazed by them!
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« Reply #37 on: May 27, 2004 02:07:55 PM »

Wow, I am really really flattered that you guys like them so much!


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« Reply #38 on: May 28, 2004 02:24:40 AM »

Sorry, I totally forgot I'd posted about girlshop.com in this thread- d'oh!

I have no experience with them myself, but I've noticed that editors of fashion magazines seem to pull a lot of their "hip new trends" from girlshop, so it seems like an excellent stop on the road to ruling the fashion world.

They have some good info about getting on their site, too, I don't remember the link off-hand, but if you poke around on girlshop.com, you should find it.

Best of luck! I really love your work, and I hope great things happen. Smiley
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« Reply #39 on: June 02, 2004 09:47:10 AM »

ah! those are to die for!
i have praticed henna/mendi for a about a year now and i never ever thought about jeans!
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« Reply #40 on: June 12, 2004 10:30:42 PM »

Whoa Shocked!  Those are beautiful!  I have always wanted to incorporate henna designs into something...i was thinking perhaps embroidering but never actually have.  Yay for u!   Cheesy
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« Reply #41 on: June 26, 2004 01:20:56 PM »

wow those are really really nice.
i think everyone who has seen these (on this site) is now going to go out and make a pair.
way to start a trend!
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« Reply #42 on: June 26, 2004 02:34:40 PM »

Wow I love those and I think your idea is great about people sending you thier jeans, you painting them and then sending them back. I would definitly be interested in this when you get your site up and running and figure out how you're going to deal with the price and such. Keep us informed!!!!
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« Reply #43 on: June 27, 2004 05:58:45 AM »

i just thought, in terms of applying henna, what about those cake icing things? its like a fabricy/plastic tubey bit then a bit at the end which woudl squirt out a smallish line. um, anyone know what i mean? think cake decoration....
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