How do I make my clothes look dirty and worn?

Light spritzes of spray paint can create splotches of grime. For controlled splatter effects, dip the bristle tips of a a stiff paintbrush or toothbrush into acrylic or fabric paint, then scrape your finger along the bristles to flick tiny droplets of paint over the fabric.

How do you make fabric look old and worn?

Heat a large pot of water to boiling and drop in 20 tea bags. Different types of teas produce different colors. To age fabric, use regular orange pekoe tea from the supermarket shelf. This gives your fabric the sepia-colored appearance of age.

How do you age fabric with coffee?

Here’s how.

  1. Materials Needed. You’ll need the following: …
  2. Step 1: Brew Lots of Coffee. …
  3. Step 2: Bring Your Brewed Coffee to a Boil. …
  4. Step 3: Steep Your Clothing in the Pot. …
  5. Step 4: Rinse Off Your Clothing. …
  6. Step 5: Wash Your Pot. …
  7. Step 6: Wash Your Coffee-Dyed Clothing Gently. …
  8. Show Us Your Coffee-Dyed Clothing.

How do you age fabric with bleach?

The quickest way to fade clothes is to apply bleach. You can do this in several different ways. The simplest way to bleach your clothing is to add one cup of bleach to a cold water washing machine cycle. This dilutes the bleach and may not cause dramatic results, but it will fade the clothing evenly.

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How do you make clothes look dirty and old for a costume?

For permanent surface grit (especially useful on darker fabrics), you can apply dry dust, dirt, or fuller’s earth, and then seal it to the fabric with clear spray paint. For best results, add a very light layer of dust, spray, let dry, then add more layers. Paint won’t hold very heavy applications.