Do you have a pair of jeans that are ripped in parts you’d rather not reveal? This pair of my hubby’s has that been-washed-gazillion-times softness and just-pale-enough shade of blue to draw on.
So I turned it into wall art.
All you need:
• Old jeans
• Gel roller fabric pen
• A black frame (mine cost only NZ$9 from The Warehouse)
1. Cut enough fabric to fit the frame, with allowance to fold over the edge of your backing.
2. Press denim with a steam iron so it’s nice and flat to draw on.
3. Stretch your fabric onto the frame.
4. Draw. I turned to a sketch of a tree in my idea notebook. I used a pencil to do a preliminary illustration, and then went ahead and inked it in with my fabric pen.
5. Once you’re done, let the artwork dry for a few hours.
6. Heat treat your artwork. Take the art out of the frame. On an ironing horse, cover the design with a thin cotton fabric. Then run an iron over the cotton – the steam/heat from the iron will “seal in” your design into the fabric.
7. Put it back in the frame and hang it up to brighten up that wall.
Guess what? This took me less than an hour to do. When inspiration hits, just run with it!