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Thread: A couple fun ideas

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    A couple fun ideas

    The jeans are denim. I took a Chlorine Stick (stain removal stick) and drew my feather motifs on the jeans. I put newspaper inside of the pant leg so not to go through to the backside. I let it work until I liked the look, then rinsed in a tub of water. Then I neutralized the chlorine by using a product that was meant to condition the water for fish tanks readily available even at Walmart.

    The second is my watch band. I drew the design two inches wide and my wrist measurement plus 12 inch and the overlap for the velcro long. I paper pieced right on the the quadrilled paper that I drew my pattern onto.
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    Both projects are very creative! Thanks for sharing!
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    Very neat. I saw someone on TV using a gel bleach to write on a shirt. It stayed where they put it and made a very clear line. After seeing your jeans, I am going to look to see if I can find the gel bleach. I'm thinking you could put it any squeeze bottle. An old glue bottle or hair colour bottle? I am thinking of trying it on fabric. Your watch band is very cute too!

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    Love your watch band. Reminds me of the band my mother made out of elastic for me when the original band broke. Yours is much prettier, however.
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    Great items; I've also been thinking of a quilted watchband or bracelet.
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    Love your idea.

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    Great feathered jeans and love the denim band!
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    You have a very creative mind! Kudos!
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    Clever!! but i'd really like to see the pink quilt behind it all. Gorgeous feathers on that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    Very neat. I saw someone on TV using a gel bleach to write on a shirt. It stayed where they put it and made a very clear line. After seeing your jeans, I am going to look to see if I can find the gel bleach. I'm thinking you could put it any squeeze bottle. An old glue bottle or hair colour bottle? I am thinking of trying it on fabric. Your watch band is very cute too!
    I saw gel bleach today at the Dollar store. It comes in a squeeze bottle. It makes me think I could decorate denim for a quilt--I have a big denim stash ready. Thank you DEB.

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    Very creative. I really like the watch band.
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    very interesting

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    really like your watch band idea

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    How creative you are!!!!

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    love the jeans! but i really love the watchband. i have a watch i love but the band broke. thank goodness i just didn't toss it! i only paid $8 for the watch but knew i could find a band for it. gonna try making one today i think!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    Very neat. I saw someone on TV using a gel bleach to write on a shirt. It stayed where they put it and made a very clear line. After seeing your jeans, I am going to look to see if I can find the gel bleach. I'm thinking you could put it any squeeze bottle. An old glue bottle or hair colour bottle? I am thinking of trying it on fabric. Your watch band is very cute too!

    I made some shirts with my 10yr old daughter. We used strait bleach with some Q-tips to draw whatever we wanted. I also used blue painters tape to put a design and used my household spray bleach cleaner around it (like a stencil). Both ideas turned out really well! Tips: we put cardboard in between layers to keep it from bleeding through and give the bleach time to work, it will get lighter after a few minutes. If you get impatient you'll end up with it getting lighter than you wanted.
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    Very creative, particularly like the watch strap

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    Yes you are clever. I love your ideas.
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    You are one smart cookie. Thk for sharing. Love both
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    Love the feathers on the jeans! I remember doing something like that for my daughters many, many years ago when they wanted to by a brand of jeans that ran bleached trails on their jeans and sold them for HUGE amounts of money. I refused to purchase the expensive jeans but recreated them myself. Yours are beautiful. Wear them with pride!

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    My sister accidentally spilled bleach on my favourite shirt once. She was crying when she showed me the big blob. I decided it looked like an eyebrow and grabbed a paint brush and finished making the face. It will be 10 years next year and I still wear the shirt.
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    What clever ideas. I love the jeans one may try it myself. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

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    Love your creativeness!

    Got to try these ideas.

    I enjoy being creative and showing others how too! Keep up the great thinking! Judi

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    You must be an artist - you're waaaay too good!!!!!!!!!! Wonderful job on both. Would also like to see a better view of the pink blanket.
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    What fun ideas. Love both of them. Thanks for sharing.

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