PATIN-A Blog – Based on Experience
This blog shows how to patinate correctly, gives tips for the work in the costume department, shows the newest trends and introduces products and their use.
The main focus lies on costume distressing, leather working and textile dyeing. We show trends of the trade and aids for costume design.
Costume Aging with Rubber Mats (stonewashed effect)
Stonewashed effect the easy way
Costume aging with rubber mats is easy as pie - we show you in our little distressing wokshop how it works (two movies)!
Our videos will hopefully provide all the answers you need. But if not, just write your questions in the comments - we shall answer them immediately.
Or just give us feedback about your own experiences (we would very happy about that!).
The picture shows jeans that have been dried several times with rubber mats in the tumble dryer.
Always keep in mind: you will get the stonewashed effect only through the rubber mats and the friction in the dryer.
You do not need heat!
Tumble dryers with a 'gentle' or even 'cold' cycle are ideal for this method of costume aging as the garments will keep their original size and not shrink!
Costume aging with rubber mats - Part 1:
Please watch the video in HD (High Definition) - the only way to see the photos sharply!
Below on the right you will find the resolution (360p is the standard setting). Click on this number and select 720p HD - this is the highest resolution.
(if no setting is possible in your window the video will be automatically be played in HD).