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.

Photo: Jack Deutsch
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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 (15)

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
greenmary writes: Extremely well
Posted: 3:08 am on September 10th
AlexRixan writes: amazing work mate
Posted: 12:33 am on September 3rd
MagoonTanya writes: Excellent + like it +

Posted: 6:29 am on August 25th
Mariewhite writes: Amazing
Posted: 11:40 am on August 16th
JessePinkman writes: Best Present Ever!
Posted: 9:39 am on August 7th
jimmiemueller writes: Lovely post..
Posted: 7:39 am on August 3rd
microwaveoven writes: most popular design.
Posted: 4:42 am on August 3rd
bradlewilliams writes: looks easy, i want to make one for myself.
Posted: 11:00 am on August 2nd
EdWallace writes: Magnificent
Posted: 2:47 am on June 27th
VishaalSuri writes: that look like
Posted: 11:48 pm on June 23rd
BlancheBrewer writes: I love it!!
Posted: 2:36 am on March 2nd
DeepakSingh writes: most popular design.

Posted: 6:54 am on February 15th
LindaRoy12 writes: Nice style
Posted: 11:54 pm on February 14th
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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