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Here’s a “life-hack” for you.
Apparently concentrated Kool-Aid can be used as a pretty effective leather dye.
I was making a drink while cutting the snaps off some new straps for my pauldrons and I got curious, so I tried it, thinking, “ok even if this works, it will just wash out.”
It took the “dye” (undiluted) in about 3 seconds. After drying for about an hour and a half, it would not wash off in the hottest tap-water. It would not wash out after soaking for 30 minutes.
It did not wash out until I BOILED it, and even then, only by a tiny bit and it gave it a weathered look that was kind of cool.
Add some waterproofing and I’d wager it would survive even that.
That rich red is only one application too.
Plus it smells great, lol.
So there you go, cheap, fruity smelling leather dye in all the colors Kool-Aid has to offer.
this may be important to some of my followers *and certainly not just getting reblogged because of my costuming and my boyfriends desire for leather armor*
When I was in middle school we used to use it to dye our hair. Potent stuff.
(via brokenpocketwatch)Source: gunmetalskies
- 3 hours ago
who died and made you the punk police
was it kurt cobain
bruh, this kid is like 4’6”, how the hell you gonna let the punk rock leprechaun tell you how to listen to music?? listen to whatever the fuck you want & don’t take shit from nobody, especially not a dude who needs a step-stool to put his burrito in the microwave.
Ok, so, that above quote is out of line. You can’t insult someone for genetic factors out of their control, it’s rude, cheap and ableist.
That said, the dude shaming that young woman is a reprehensible example of counter-culture elitism and self-centered othering. Sartorial announcements of personal taste are not something that any other individual should have a right to declaim, defame or otherwise pubically denounce. Whether a person is wearing a band shirt they have never listented to, a cultural garment of religious significance or nary a stitch on their whole person, you just have to sit down, shut up and take it, because we live in a complicated and diverse society that is subject to interpretation on a personal level and not regulation on a personal bias.
(via brokenpocketwatch)Source: shutitkyle
- 4 hours ago
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Joan Jett’s jacket. Notice the pins.
"keep abortion legal"
"If she says no, it’s rape"
"Pro fucking choice"
This jacket is from about thirty years ago. These issues were big then. Thirty years later, these issues are still present. I was amazed to find these pins on the jacket, and realize this, because I would have thought, back then, if I was alive, that those issues would be solved by NOW.
But they aren’t. Joan Jett knew what was up.
Why can’t we take a minute and soak in her “bad reputation” and think about how in thirty years, abortion and rape culture STILL are huge issues.
Photos courtesy of EMP museum in Seattle, Washington.
- 4 hours ago