Craft, Fashion & Lifestyle

Archive for March, 2014

Craft a week challenge – Week 8

This week I thought I would customise a pair of Audrey’s jeans with some stencilling… then it all went a bit wrong!

I made the mistake of overloading the brush and painting though the stencil instead of stippling… but hey, you learn from your mistakes and luckily┬áthe Dylon fabric paint is only permanent once it has been ironed, so into the washing machine they went!

I’m going to give it another go but perhaps with a smaller design like a heart. If you fancy having a go at customising here is what you will need:

  • Garment you want to customise
  • Card to put inside so the paint doesn’t seep through
  • Fabric Paint
  • Stencil (these were freebies on the front of Crafty Mag)
  • Paint brush
  • Iron (to fix the design once it’s dry)

This could work on a denim shirt, perhaps to jazz up a pocket or around the hem of a dress; or maybe to customise a pair of cotton pumps… the possibilities are endless. Just remember to be mean with the paint!

Jeans 1 Jeans 2 Jeans 3 Jeans 4 Jeans 5 Jeans 6

Gah! look how thick that paint is and how smudgy it is… it makes me cringe to look at it, but thought I would share as not every project goes as planned in real life does it!

Happy Crafting:)

 

 

 

Craft Club!

Last Saturday night I ran my first Craft Club night! I have been toying with the idea for a while but wasn’t sure how it would work. But after starting my craft a week challenge I thought: why not get people to join in in the form of classes/workshops… or a club! So here it […]

Frock Swap!

I’m taking part in a very exciting project with some fellow bloggers! Here is the lowdown… There is an American blog called Flock together where style bloggers swap items from their wardrobes with each other and then restyle them, giving life to an outfit they’d forgotten about or struggled to style. It’s so interesting to […]


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