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72L Ink Question

post #1 of 21
Thread Starter 
So I have a little project going on right now and want to add the ink effect that the 72L has. I tried ink from a pen - FAIL by the way, and am looking for something nice and thick that will make the same long-lasting effect.

Any suggestions?

Here's what I've done so far:
THANAZ 8BL


Darnoc, don't hate me They were too dull! ha ha

I did it in the sink.
Wet them a little
Poured 2.5 cups of bleach on them randomly. I recommend 1 or 2.
Let them sit in the sink 10-20 min. I did 10.
Rinse and ring out
Put them on a cold cycle no soap in the washer.

They'll smell like bleach...BAD. I washed 2-3 more times and they smell a lot better.
post #2 of 21
Use oil paint. I have a few pairs of Diesels (8GZ being one of them...) that I wore during my oil paint experiments and it seems that the paint splatters (once they are completly dry) dont get removed by washing them.

If you do it on porpose and use black only, you can probarbly create the same effect that the dirtier 72L pairs have.
post #3 of 21
Thread Starter 
Thanks

The tag on the waste band has been turned black again btw.
post #4 of 21
wow- I cant believe those are the same pair of jeans I traded you! I like them, but yeah, some inking in the right areas would add to the cloud effect you have going on. I'm actually going to forward a link to this page to my friend who's looking into different application techniques.
post #5 of 21
Thread Starter 
Not sure how I'll apply the oil paint once I get it and if all goes well will it be overkill. Any suggestions?
post #6 of 21
Try experimenting on an old pair of jeans or other piece of cloth first.

Imo, there are two approaches possible:

1. Use a smaller paintbrush and only little paint and apply the color directly onto the surface. You need some practice to have fluent motions in order to have naturally looking ink spots.

2. Use a big paintbrush and lots of color and splash the color onto the jeans/cloth. The paintbrush should not touch the surface when using this technique. Maybe use a smaller paintbrush to manipulate and smear the color afterwards.
post #7 of 21
Thread Starter 
Now i'm getting intimidated by the whole process. Still worried that adding anything to this crowded mess might be too much.

You guys don't agree?

Thanks Von for the guidance. I got plenty of old denim to try this on
post #8 of 21
I feel a sparing use of ink, especially on the lighter parts will add to it- just dont go overboard
post #9 of 21
Then use vinegar or dye setter to set ink. I soak my thanaz on water/vinegar before washing and look exacly the same after I wash them. Bad thing it took me a couple pairs to find ut
post #10 of 21
Third approach possible would be to use a piece of cloth. Drain it with oil paint and then apply the paint onto the jeans by slightly rubbing/smearing the cloth over the denim.

Interesting, I have thought about customizing some of my jeans that way as well, after I had the accident spots on mine (which I pretty much like). And as I am still on the hunt for the perfect pair of waxed denim, I am thinking about trying to create my own waxed pair. Maybe with a new pair of raws or one of my worn in ones. Any ideas on how to do it? I was thinking of just using a dark candle and rubbing it on the denim. Maybe I will try it with an old pair and then decide wether to do it with one of my raws or a new one.
post #11 of 21
^ Good luck in expensive test! But I'm really interested how the home-waxed raws will look at the end.
post #12 of 21
I have a friend doing some homemade waxing, and he's done a lot of research on the subject. Best to go to a craft store and purchase beeswax, candlewax doesnt apply or hold up very well. Then get one of those candle warmer things that slowly melts wax to release the aroma from the smelly wax tablets you put on them. This will melt the wax without burning it. Then apply the wax using a paintbrush and be sure to consistently apply with vertical brush strokes so the application looks as even as possible; you will still see some brush strokes though, so after it has dried, take a paint peeling gun and on the lowest heat setting about 6-18 inches away from denim, go back and forth over the denim until the brush strokes smooth out, and you have your very own pair of homemade wax denim!! I would still suggest practicing on a crappy pair first so you get the hang of it.
post #13 of 21
Thread Starter 
@ von - Nudie Thin Finn Dry Black Coated. I got a pair from a member for less than $100.
post #14 of 21
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Originally Posted by Darnoc View Post
I have a friend doing some homemade waxing, and he's done a lot of research on the subject. Best to go to a craft store and purchase beeswax, candlewax doesnt apply or hold up very well. Then get one of those candle warmer things that slowly melts wax to release the aroma from the smelly wax tablets you put on them. This will melt the wax without burning it. Then apply the wax using a paintbrush and be sure to consistently apply with vertical brush strokes so the application looks as even as possible; you will still see some brush strokes though, so after it has dried, take a paint peeling gun and on the lowest heat setting about 6-18 inches away from denim, go back and forth over the denim until the brush strokes smooth out, and you have your very own pair of homemade wax denim!! I would still suggest practicing on a crappy pair first so you get the hang of it.
That is freaking awesome. I really need to try it

~Dave
post #15 of 21
binaryfi - how was that made??? )) I like em very much! Teach me, please!
post #16 of 21
It looks like a sky.
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post #18 of 21
wow, Binary's look far better than those
post #19 of 21
+1 for bumping this thread, I'm curious how these process goes... ink applied?
I'm thinking of putting some subtle white paint splatter on my 8BL..
post #20 of 21
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Originally Posted by Darnoc View Post
wow, Binary's look far better than those
I think they both suck equally. cloudy jawnz ftl.
post #21 of 21
Thread Starter 
Well, I have a shit load of all kinds of washes as well as other brands so this was not a waste for me. I wear them on occasion. They are fun
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