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starlightandtea:

pixelatedtoys:

rugessnome:

pomegranateandivy:

screamingnorth:

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.

WELL THEN!

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*

You can mix the powdered stuff with water (no sugar) and use it to dye wool… just in case that might be of any use.

eightfootplatypus, this may be useful to you.

I recently discovered this myself!  Most dyes require some kind of activation agent or acid in order to set properly; Rit dye requires vinegar, for example.  Kool-Aid contains citric acid in addition to the dyes for coloring, so it’s essentially an all-in-one dye. 
This only works on protein-based materials, however- wool, silk, leather, hair, etc- so keep that in mind when you dye.  Nylon is a protein-based synthetic, so it will take dye as well, but most synthetic materials require special dyes specifically for their makeup.

starlightandtea:

pixelatedtoys:

rugessnome:

pomegranateandivy:

screamingnorth:

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.






WELL THEN!

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*

You can mix the powdered stuff with water (no sugar) and use it to dye wool… just in case that might be of any use.

eightfootplatypus, this may be useful to you.

I recently discovered this myself!  Most dyes require some kind of activation agent or acid in order to set properly; Rit dye requires vinegar, for example.  Kool-Aid contains citric acid in addition to the dyes for coloring, so it’s essentially an all-in-one dye. 

This only works on protein-based materials, however- wool, silk, leather, hair, etc- so keep that in mind when you dye.  Nylon is a protein-based synthetic, so it will take dye as well, but most synthetic materials require special dyes specifically for their makeup.

wrathofthegiraffe

meulin2spookyleijon:

catchingkatniss:

stealatimelord:

negative-euphoria-rabbit:

do-you-have-a-flag:

butitmight:

gryffindorteamseeker:

Season 2 deleted Scene.

THIS IS PERFECT

horse is my favourite companion

ARTHUR FOREVER.

Reblogging for him reciting companion rules to a horse.

I wish this wasn’t deleted lol it is perf

THAT’S WHY HE WANTED TO KEEP THE HORSE

This was my favorite Dr. Who episode before I saw this. Now, it’s definitely my favorite for all time.

thecalamityjess

bluebrows:

carpeumbra:

kittengrin:

kittengrin:

carpeumbra:

kittengrin:

carpeumbra:

Fifty Shades of Domestic Abuse

50 Shades of Damaging Stereotypes 

Fifty Shades of Wanna Guess How Many People Will Be Hospitalized Due To Flesh Wounds From Improper Knots After The Movie?

50 Shades of Glorified Abuse

50 Shades of Kidney Damage from Incompetent Crop Use

Fifty Shades of Pathological Violence Due To Past Trauma Isn’t Kink

Fifty shades of the only time I wanted a fanfiction to stay unpublished

wrathofthegiraffe

wrathofthegiraffe:

In my experience, when it comes to arguing/debating any sort of inequality or social issue in general, “Life’s not fair,” gets thrown out a lot. And in my opinion it is the biggest fucking cop-out imaginable.

No, life is not fair, but life not being fair is when you’re diagnosed with some rare type of stomach cancer. Life not being fair, is when a tornado sets itself down on your house but nowhere else. We’re talking about humans, and the choices we decide to make, not the fucking ambiguous concept of life. Humans are often not fair, this is true, but we have the capacity to be fair. If we believe the shit we put in our own history books, this country largely exists BECAUSE of the fact that we wanted things to be more fair.

So don’t fucking say that to me, because when you say it, I don’t actually hear, “Life’s not fair.”

I hear, “This is complicated and it doesn’t directly effect me in a negative way, so I don’t feel the need to try and change it.”