Thursday, May 21, 2009
Saved from the Trash
For some reason I really thought I could paint without getting paint on my yoga pants.
So, in an effort to save money and use what I have, I bought some freezer paper, some craft paint, and some fabric paint medium and decided to resurrect these destine for the trash pants. See how that "save money and use what you have" stuff works? LOL.
The stenciling was pretty easy. I searched Google images for a simple leaf pattern and traced it onto the freezer paper. That part was easy. Cutting out the stencil wasn't hard either. Ironing the freezer paper inside the leg of pants to back the stencil was a bit tricky.
I was very pleased how the front came out.
So puffed up by my success, I added a bird to the back. The paint and medium mix was a bit too runny and it bleed through the fabric.
Fortunately, not too many people examine the back of my right leg with a macro setting on their cameras. So, I wore these out of the apartment today. For about $10 I saved the pants and have a big pack of freezer paper and some more craft paint to play with.
Don't forget the apron giveaway! Last day!
Other fashiony projects:
Sweater turned scarf.
Shorts and T's to baby Caps
Adult sweater to baby sweater