Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Denim Transformation with Natalie May

Hey there Stencil fans!

Natalie here today sharing a very Wearable project using StencilGirl and acrylic paint.

Last month I got my hands on the new Dream Imagine Inspire Create Mask by Trish McKenny and knew right away that I wanted to transform a denim dress that Jessica once used to wear.

I started by putting a layer of greaseproof paper inside the dress so that if the paint bled through the denim, the back of the dress would be protected.

I started by using a wide brush to add a light coat of gesso to not only seal the denim but also add some lightness to the dress.

I chose a few cool colors to compliment the denim as I was after a softer look rather than a bright overwhelming finish.

Once dry, I used a sponge roller to lightly apply the paint over the stencil, starting with the lightest color and moving to the darker colors.




Next, I used the Scribble Scratch Handwriting stencil on the pocket by rolling a little paint direct onto the stencil then using it as a stamp by pressing it down onto the denim. This gave a really light finish.

The Little Painted Rainbow Stencil was the perfect size to fit on the pocket so I used a latex wedge to add the paint before using a paintbrush to darken the color and add white for highlight.



I finished the dress off with a few white paint splatters before putting it out in the sun to dry for a few hours.

I'm pretty happy with the alteration to this denim dress and my model agrees!

Thanks for stopping by,

Stencils Used .... 

1 comment:

  1. Very cute little jeans dress, and it looks like your model (your daughter?) loves it, too! You picked great stencils for this project! Did you stencil on the back of the dress, too?


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