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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2 Create a design. Apply the discharge paste generously using a foam applicator to dab it through a stencil or onto a stamp to transfer a design onto the denim; paint discharge paste freehand onto the fabric with a paintbrush; or apply it using a squeeze bottle with an applicator tip.

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3 Dry the design. Let the discharge paste dry completely on the fabric to avoid smearing the design; this may take up to eight hours. Keep the cardboard pieces in place until the design is dry. For more complex color development, see "Color Combinations and Development" on the previous page.

4 Create a print on the opposite side of the jeans, if desired. The first side must be completely dry.

 

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If you're not satisfied with a printed design, you can remove the discharge paste by washing the fabric before heat-setting. Color removal and exchange is permanent after heat activation.

 

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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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