How to Create a Pattern on Jeans

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Create a design on your favorite jeans.
Choose a denim garment carefully. All-cotton fabric is ideal, but cotton blended with some polyester or Spandex content wont negatively affect the outcome
For high contrast, try dark-colored denim and plain discharge paste or pastel deColourant Plus, or light-wash denim and neon- or primary-colored deColourant Plus.
Create a design on your favorite jeans.

Create a design on your favorite jeans.

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Color Combinations and Development

There are many options for color combinations when using a discharge paste product such as deColourant and deColourant Plus. For high contrast, try dark-colored denim and plain discharge paste or pastel deColourant Plus, or light-wash denim and neon- or primary-colored deColourant Plus. For a subtler effect, try dark-wash denim and primary- or metallic-colored deColourant Plus, or light-wash denim and metallic deColourant Plus.

make a pattern on jeans

For more dramatic color removal on denim, apply the discharge paste, allow it to dry, heatset the design, then wash the jeans and reapply more deColourant over the first application. You can also apply deColourant Plus colors over a design created using plain discharge paste to build up layers of color removal and replacement.

Make several test samples on scrap denim (in the same color as your garment) to determine which color combination you like and how many applications are necessary for a desired effect.

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Comments (2)

Margaret67 writes: This will absolutely change my wardrobe. I have 2 pair of jeans I didn't wear!
Posted: 6:36 am on November 23rd
hashim786 writes: please tell me from where can I purchase decolourant and decolourant plus in kolkata/india

Posted: 2:32 pm on February 17th
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