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Scratch Build – In Progress The PantMod

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by brightshininlights, 26 Feb 2008.

  1. brightshininlights

    brightshininlights Lover of Aluminum

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    I was feeling especially creative (and bored) today, so I decided to turn my modding attention to my pants. Here are the materials that I used: an old pair of lucky jeans, a handmade flame stencil, some duplicolor vinyl & fabric paint, and a load of pushpins.
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    Stencil:
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    I didn't stay too close to the lines, but that's okay. As long as the cut looks good. The softness of paint minimizes any minor hard edges.

    Close up of the paint:
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    It's made for dashboards, seats, and other vinyl/fabric things. I was under the impression when I bought it that it would lay down vinyl like paint, turning whatever I painted into vinyl. Not so much.

    Push pins:
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    You need these.

    There's a small stump in my back yard.
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    Here's what it's for:
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    I stuffed cardboard in the leg of the jeans, then pinned my stencil and some newspaper to the cardboard. I used a pizza box to protect the rest of the pants from overspray. The 11x17 piece of paper that I used didn't go all the way around the leg of my jeans. I fixed that later.

    Painted:
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    With stencil removed:
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    That trapezoid is no good. Back out to the yard to fix it. I lined newspaper up with the angles, tacked it down, and sprayed.
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    I did the triangle after dark without (much) light, and spraying black paint was a little unnerving. If I had been painting anything that wasn't pants, I would have waited till the next day.

    The triangle/spike:
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    The trapezoid still shows through, as I did paint it twice. It looks like it belongs, so I'm not too worried.

    And me wearing them:
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    Victory! I can't wait to wear these tomorrow. Well, I'm wearing them right now, but nobody's here to see. I wish that I had moved the stencil farther up the leg, as the folds of the pants kind of hide the flames :(. Other than that I'm quite pleased. Let me know what you think!
     
  2. Oreon_237

    Oreon_237 CHEA BRO!

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    AWESOME, and don't worry were here to see the pant modding
     
  3. notatoad

    notatoad pretty fing wonderful

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    you have freakishly large feet.
     
  4. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    I would have went with flames on the crotch area. If you want to be bold, go all-out!
    A good friend had a pair of pants with a 'Fire hose' warning arrow on his zipper cover.
     
  5. kickarse

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    That's only because of the freakishly tight pants. :p
     

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