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25 Jan 2009 - 14:3410057
Staining fabric?
OKay, this is going to sound like a really odd question but hear me out. I'm trying to work out if it is at all possible to tea/coffee stain fabric, or if there's a way to create a similar effect?

I have some cream-ish fabric and I want to try and give it an 'aged' look. Similarly to what you do when trying to make paper look old you cover it in tea and let it dry. Is it possible at all to do the same with fabric?


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I'm going to slash your pillow and tear out all the stuffing with a motorbike made of jelly.
25 Jan 2009 - 14:5210059
ok, there's only really one way to fake age material... here goes!

take said material outside. take it everywhere. and everywhere you go which has interesting mucky places, introduce your material to it. fields, roads, muddy puddles, everything possible. rub it in, walk on it, drag it through, drive over it.

once your material is adequately gunked up, hose it off and wash it in a washing machine like normal with a little bleach.

keep repeating this untill your material looks as old as you're aiming for!

if you need tears rips or frays, cut these before doing the above process.

i should add, this is where i sourced this method!

http://www.studiocreations.com/howto/evilash/main.html


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Last edited by xaerael (25 Jan 2009 - 14:58)
25 Jan 2009 - 15:0210060
You beat the shit out of it.

Then toss some brown acrylic it's way.

Then panic because you put too much on, and try to scrub it out.

Then let it dry. If that's still not good enough, set fire to it.

Tea staining works slightly, but not very much. You're better off with brown cold water dye. But don't add salt, just kinda wham it in and make as many noob dying mistakes as possible. It will give you an uneven aged look.

Tab


25 Jan 2009 - 15:0910061
Lol so it sounds the more I mess up the better it looks? Awesome ^^


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25 Jan 2009 - 15:2710062
Quote Monkey:
Lol so it sounds the more I mess up the better it looks? Awesome ^^


pretty much. the one rule of thumb is "don't do things deliberatly". staining and distress is a random thing.


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25 Jan 2009 - 17:2510071
Defo the 'bury it in the ground for a day' works wonders. I did try tea staining my brother's jack Sparrow shirt it only changed slightly. Not enough to make it noticable. So he buried it for a few hours and it worked.


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25 Jan 2009 - 18:0610076
if i explained the actual scientific reason burying it works, no one would do it anymore ;p


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25 Jan 2009 - 18:3310078
mmm.. bacteria

Tab


25 Jan 2009 - 20:4010082
ever buried an exposed reel of camera film for a week then got it developed? those little guys LOVE eating the gelatine layer.


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