Craft, Fashion & Lifestyle

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:)




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