HMS Designer Pen by HMS Washing has been our momentous glory since its inception. The stone pen is a blessing for all denim artists, creators, or anyone who loves to experiment. But are you clueless about how to craft your denim art using our Designer Pen? In short, want some design inspiration? Well, this blog has come to your aid. Here are some design ideas for you. See what goes with your style. Want to mix and match? Do that! You may even find your signature denim design. So without much ado, let’s hop right into the blog!

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Skillfully Use HMS Designer Pen With Some Design Inspiration & Ideas

The List of Denim Design Inspiration

Gradient Fades

Gradient fades represent the passage of time and the changing nature of life. In the context of denim, gradient fades can evoke a sense of nostalgia, reminiscent of well-worn jeans that have been through countless adventures and experiences.

How to do?

  • Carefully draw horizontal lines across the fabric and gradually increase the distance between each line to create a gradient effect.

Distressed Details

Distressed details signify resilience and authenticity. Distressed denim often carries a sense of history and character, reflecting the wearer’s journey and personal experiences. By adding distressed details to your denim pieces, you’re infusing them with a sense of individuality and lived-in charm.

How to do?

  • Identify areas of your denim garment where you want to add distressing, such as the knees, thighs, or pockets.
  • Outline these areas using the stone pen.
  • Use sandpaper, a razor blade, or a pair of scissors to carefully distress the fabric along the outlined areas, creating frayed edges, holes, or abrasions.
  • For a more authentic distressed look, wash and dry your denim garment multiple times after distressing to further soften the fabric and enhance the worn-in appearance.

Textured Embellishments

Textured embellishments add tactile interest and visual intrigue to denim pieces that invite closer inspection and exploration. They also reflect luxury and opulence.

How to do?

  • Start by sketching your desired texture or pattern on your denim using the Designer Pen (give light strokes to create outlines and details).
  • Once the outline is complete, use fabric paint, studs, sequins, or other embellishments to fill in and enhance the texture of your design.
  • Dry the embellishments completely before wearing or washing your denim garment.

Nature-Inspired Motifs

Nature-inspired motifs celebrate the beauty of the natural world, fostering environmental awareness. They evoke feelings of serenity, renewal, and vitality.

How to do?

  • Sketch botanical entities like flowers, leaves, or branches on your denim using the stone pen.
  • With soft lines, create organic shapes and delicate details.
  • Experiment with different flora and fauna motifs to create a personalized nature-inspired denim design.

Tribal Patterns

Tribal patterns honor indigenous communities and their rich artistic traditions and symbolize unity, strength, and cultural identity.

How to do?

  • Research tribal motifs and patterns from different cultures around the world for inspiration.
  • Draw these patterns and you can focus on bold geometric shapes, intricate lines, and repetitive motifs.

Celestial Designs

Celestial designs celebrate the wonders of the universe i.e., its mystery, exploration, and infinite possibilities.

How to do?

  • Draw celestial elements such as stars, moons, and galaxies the way you like.
  • Use shimmering metallic or iridescent fabric paint to create a celestial glow effect.

The designs mentioned above are the tip of the iceberg. Which means you can do a lot more! Do however you want. Ultimately, what counts is your contentment!

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Designs by SpaceD Participants

In the SpaceD event organized by Soorty Enterprises on 23 January 2024, the HMS workshop participants came up with some amazing designs. Here are the pictures:



The Story of HMS Designer Pen

It all started when a visionary customer shared an innovative idea of empowering denim enthusiasts with a simple yet innovative tool. Intrigued by this, we eagerly embraced the challenge and developed a DIY tool for designing denim fades.


The #FadeWithHMS Challenge

Once you are done with your denim designs, then post the picture(s) on social media and tag us. You can find us on Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

We will feature your designs and give a shout-out to you.

If not on social media, then share them with us! Find our contact details here.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How do I get comfortable with the HMS Designer Pen for denim art?

To be comfortable with the HMS Designer Pen, practice on a spare piece of denim first. Experiment with different strokes, pressures, and techniques to understand how the pen interacts with the fabric. Once you feel comfortable, start working on your denim art.

What are some key design inspirations and ideas for using the HMS Designer Pen on denim?

Some key design ideas and inspirations for using the HMS Designer Pen on denim include gradient fades, distressed details, textured embellishments, nature-inspired motifs, tribal patterns, and celestial designs. But these are not the only ones. You can design whatever and however you want. Just take an idea from this blog and add your personal touch to it!

How to achieve a distressed look on denim using the stone pen?

Identify areas of your denim garment where you want to add distressing, such as the knees, thighs, or pockets. Outline these areas using the stone pen, then use sandpaper, a razor blade, or scissors to carefully distress the fabric along the outlined areas, creating frayed edges, holes, or abrasions. Hope this helps. 🙂

How can I participate in the #FadeWithHMS challenge?

To participate in the #FadeWithHMS challenge, create your denim designs using the HMS Designer Pen, then post pictures of your designs on social media platforms like Instagram, Facebook, or LinkedIn. Tag us in your posts to ensure they see your designs. Alternatively, if you’re not on social media, you can share your designs directly with us via our contact details provided on the website.


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