gunmetalskies
gunmetalskies:

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.”Nope.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.

gunmetalskies:

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.”

Nope.

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.






I was telling my Grandma about Orange is the New Black…

and she was thinking about watching it, but my mom said, “I have to warn you, there is a lot of graphic woman-on-woman scenes.”

And my NINETY YEAR OLD GRANDMOTHER said “I don’t know, I might be interested in that.”

A woman born in 1924 is more progressive than today’s world leaders.

Also, other books I purloined from my mother’s shelf:

The Left Hand of Darkness, Ursula K. Le Guin—Sci-fi story but mostly about how the race of humanoid aliens naturally turn from one sex to another during the mating season and spend the rest of the time genderless.

Selected stories of Franz Kafka, because who doesn’t love a little mindfucking.

The Bird’s Nest, Shirley Jackson—Story of a woman with DID.

The Moon and The Virgin, Nor Hall—1980’s look at feminine archetypes in mythology and literature.

Despite This Flesh—Original poetry and stories by people with motor and/or sensory disabilities.