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superjedi
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 8:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry to dredge this up from last fall, but the worst thing imaginable in the history of the human race has happened!!!
OK. . . that's a slight exaggeration but I did have a problem with my jacket. It had been hanging in the closet since last year with some other jackets, and since the weather has turned cooler lately I decided to wash 3 or 4 of them.
This past spring we had a minor war with some moths in our house, and I had found remnants of cocoons on some other clothing, so I decided to wash some items that were hanging in the closet for a while.
I didn't really think much of it, but when I pulled my Nostromo jacket out of the machine the lettering had begun to peel off. Confused The iron-on material is so thin, I don't think any kind of fabric glue would have worked to tack it back down, so I grudgingly pulled it the rest of the way off.
But now that I look at it, it looks sort of. . . weathered. I dunno.



Not sure what I should do at this point. I'm almost liking these ghostly remnants of the lettering. I think if I decide to redo it, I'll go with a stencil and some fabric paint though.
*Sigh* Fandom is not without its struggles!
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 11:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, if you love the "used" look, that jacket is now perfect ...maybe too perfect. Might as well re-do the lettering.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2011 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

SuperJedi,

Ghost from the past bump.

Did you ever paint the letters on your jacket? I liked the distressed look but am curious if you redid it.

I just picked up a jacket and stencils and am wondering what type of paint to use on it. I've got a genuine mk3 but have never painted onto cloth before.

Ted.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2011 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ouch! I got whiplash from this bump.
Yes, I actually did get a stencil from Mike and painted the lettering on the jacket.
I bought a bottle of acrylic craft paint from Michael's in a blue green gray shade and mixed it with a bottle of fabric medium. Mixing paint with a fabric medium is supposed to help it adhere better, and sure enough, it's good to go now. I've washed the jacket at least a couple of times since painting the lettering and it's on there to stay.

I haven't taken any new pics since redoing the jacket. Guess I should try to snap a couple at some point.
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