just finished painting my monochrome converse with black gesso. it's still a little wet;)
the were originally black converse but I painted them with white gesso and realized I have no light colored clothes so I sprayed them down with plastidip and it looked like shit so I painted it with black gesso.
here is the other shoe. I'll finish it tomorrow because peeling off the plastidip takes a long ass time.
as you can see it looks like shit.
OP how long did you let the gesso dry for? I just painted some knockoff vans with white gesso + acrylic thinning medium a few hours ago, and they feel really rubbery
might sand/peel off and start over
this is my before picture - when they were covered in white gesso
don't have a pic of them handy but I have some beat up white converse that I used blue acrylic paint to make some Adidas stripes lol
They came out looking good to be honest, fun to wear when I run errands or walk my dog
here's a mock up I just made in MS Paint (1000+ hours spent on this)
plastidip didnt work very well??
i was planning on getting some white and black to paint a few pairs of cheap converse with cause it wont crack since its rubber paint
also whats gesso?? and how is it better? and w2c gesso??
got a pair of converse that's falling part at the rubber outsole
Any idea how to glue it back? shoe goo and goop doesn't hold it
I be that cheap ass muthafucka.
Poorfags who I'm repping.
I apologize for a bland post, but I'm adding 3M safety tread to the sole of my shoes.
>if you can afford expensive shoes, you can buy another pair
Yes, I can and I (clearly) did. I dropped off my worn pair to my cobbler to see if he can fix the heel drag and topy/Vibram the entire sole. Like those folks who get their Ricks resoled, I want to do the same with my low tops--well, most of my shoes really.
I feel sad having to throw away a nicely beat pair of shoes due to heel drag so I wanted to preserve the sole while still beating them up.
They're the low tops, but they're still tight.
hey anon, OP here.
plastidip was really bad in my experience other than blacking out my car emblem.
the plastidip didn't adhere too well to the shoes and it was very shiny and bumpy and disgusting looking.
within the same day of dipping them, my left shoe already had a tear on the plastidip and the shoelaces rubbed off the dip as well.
my shoes looked really gross though I can't even get over that part
nice I plan on gluing a black piece of cloth on the bottom of my shoe too.
how's yours feel when you slide around with it? I'm worried about it tearing though in the middle of a slide
Unfortunately, yes because the sole on these shoes aren't flat like shoes using the Margom sole; e.g. Balenciaga, Common Projects, Kris Van Assche).
I just realized I misinterpreted your question. My apologies. Yes, there's a good chance someone may notice something odd about the sole, but my goal is produce as little wear as possible. So let's say you're walking without the thought of your soles protected. The probability of heel strike will increase because you didn't account for the additional area covered. My friends say I'm OCD, but I just like things to things a certain way.
At any rate, if someone notices something odd and mentions it to me, I'll explain why. I'm usually walking so it's kind of difficult to catch, but what they think is not any of my concern.
I'm not sure if you're poking fun at me, but I can't slide.
I'm very interested in getting these. Would it be possible to dye / gesso with the different kinds of material on this?
this is like trying to recreate that ss15 raf parka but instead of adding in your own photos you just copied the pictures on parka and had it screenprinted on a completely different jacket
So I made this bomber jacket from scratch. It was my first time making something so i think it turned out ok. The jacket was actually a little long so it made it so it can be interchangeable from a regular bomber to a long bomber. I got the inspiration to add the strap from space jew (cheese) whos jacket is amazing. So what do you guys think
I have no pics but
>bleach denim shirt
>dye it dark green
>turns out too green
>dye it black on a whim because it couldnt get worse
>give up and place it to dry
>when dried it actualy looks cool but the mix between black and green is too unbalanced, some places waay too dark others with barely any dye
>it also has tiny black spots all over due to the black dye not diluting properly
>bleach it again
>first 10 seconds soaked in bleach turns the color into the olive green i was trying to achieve the first time
>black spots are still there
its currently soaking in bleach to try it all over gain
I bleached these jeans. They used to be dark blue, now theyre all light and cum stainy. I like it. I wanna put some edgy patches on em now.
WIP of removing the logo from a freebie US Army duffel I acquired somehow.
Completely new to DIY clothes but I wanted to try something so I guess this is a good place to test the waters.
Is cutting some half ovals out of an old flecktarn parka and sewing them onto a black tee going to work? Is there are sort of specific materials I need to use? Do I need to do anything to protect it after? etc. just some general advice for a complete amateur please, or hell am I just over-thinking?
that sounds really weird anon. I can't imagine what this would look like.
all you'd have to do is make a clean cut out of the flecktarn then sew it on securely. possibly super glue the back of the flecktarn piece before sewing it on too so it is ultra secure.
oh don't worry I'm almost certain it won't be that wearable, I'm just setting out to see if DIY is something I want to get into, cheers for the advice
thanks I'll look into it
also when you say 'sew the edges' do you mean simply sew around the edge of whatever piece of fabric I attach to the tee, or do you mean the edges of the cutout material need to be folded back onto itself and sewn shut? sorry if it's a dumb question but I'm a bit clueless tbh
Did my old jean jacket from high school today. Would not have bothered but it fits great.
It surpassed my expectations, there's a hint of blue left. Lightning is end of day so it's distorted.
Repost of my rust oleum converse style. They're aging faster than I expected. I will lay off them for a while once I finish my WIP converse, hopefully tomorrow.
gesso is a primer for acrylic paint
don't know why OP chose gesso over other paints, i guess because it's easier to layer
any art supply store will have gesso. it's used as a base for every acrylic painting ever
hey guys are my jeans fucked or is it totally possible to cover the rip with patches/something like scab jeans is what I've been looking at.
the black part underneath was my underwear and the white thing is the pocket
i have a sewing machine and shit so its not like it should be impossible
Not going to lie that's actually pretty cool doop. Don't really feel the slogan like everyone said but I like the idea. It's times like this I really wish I could sew. But I really didn't pay attention to home ec in grade school.
def works, had my jeans rip in the same place
looks kinda weird if there's just one long patch imo
to make things easier i would lightly stitch the two ripped sides together to add some structural integrity to the jeans, then just patch over the new seam
I fucked up. Thankfully, they're cheap chink reps. I'm going to take the paint off and just gesso it up.
this looks like you stabbed them with a brush with half dry paint on rather than just flicking paint
also you used highs instead of lows for some reason and you covered far too much of the shoe
ngl, you could just go with the idea that you crossed out the quote in the first place.
like your own way of saying "fuck this stupid shit" even though you made the stupid shit with your stupid shit idea
Made these out of a pair of ill fitting pants. Now I want to make them lighter. What bleach:water ratio should I use?
Tailored this jacket, was originally a large so I removed the side vents and stitched the edges together. If there's interest ill post more pics. Jacket was originally a large, tailored to a small
Brought these two seams together when I eliminated the extra fabric
thoughts on this on a jacket or tee or something?
Maybe without text or just with the "NOIR"?
Guy that wanted to do scab jeans here, is this punk enough?
I admittedly didn't use my full effort in an effort for some kind of aesthetic.
The box is a piece of fabric underneath the whole thing to keep the rip together. I could probably take the bottom part of the box out but I don't think it'll hold together well enough
Like the stitching is really cool, now I know the aesthetic is irratic and unpredictable but if it was just a little bit more uniform it'd look like a bit less of a mess. Not the good kind of mess. More like you took a sewing machine and started putting thread everywhere if you get what I'm saying.
looks dumb to me because you did it on the outside of the jeans, i know thats how crust jeans often work but honestly if you ripped them then patched a lot of the inside i think it'd look better
Should I bother repairing this bag? There's some mold stains and pen marks. It's also pretty thin.
I wanna print some clean graphics on one of these. I have no idea how to though because of the material. How do I go about this?
otterwaxed jeans, it sucked. shit just leaked everywhere and i smelled like a tree
Painted them with black acrylic/gel gloss and it turned out great though
You're the biggest poseur of all time. You faked fake shoes. That is so sad.
>Wow are you an artist?
>n-no just a fashion victim
You can't even cop out and say it's to flex your billfold. You'll have to explain that you made fake designer shoes that are poseur shoes in the first place. You should be beaten with canvases and easels for being such a phoney
these are some jeans i put together. wanted some opinions on what i should do next to them.
someone mentioned bleach before but has anyone had any experience with dye? im not sure.
i could also put some rips into them
yup about 5 cups in a plastic bucket. i put a large rock on it to keep it submerged. it soaked for maybe 2 hours tops, i rotated it twice to get even coverage. a little more color came out in the wash, fyi. that photo is post wash.
It was actually a bit stiff before, it is damaging to the fibers to bleach in general but it softened it up nicely. It did fray the stressed areas a bit more.
I debadged the tongue logo, bleached them and then sprayed them with textured cream Rustoleum. Also they are denim uppers so doing it on canvas would yield different results, I would assume.
Didn't get a chance to finish my candle drip black canvas yet, maybe I will tonight, otherwise it will have to be next week as I am going to Florida for a long weekend.
The after photo doesn't do it justice really, there are light blue patches and spots that make it not look so plain, I'm really happy with it. It wasn't a bad wash before hand but that color didn't really fit with my wardrobe at all. My vintage auto is white, too.
id slim them down so theyre tighter on the leg, and fray the shit outta where the different parts meet and have that distressed julius esq look pair of of jeans, this is what im planning on doing so i can get mad stacks like you and julius
Dyed and oiled. I think they turned out pretty good