Friday, November 14, 2008

ROY'S OLD DENIM JACKET......

.....is now my new denim vest! This was just so much fun! I removed the collar and sleeves and cut the bottom edge to fray. Then, I just assembled many colors of acrylic paint and got busy. I used a mini muffin pan for all of the colors and watered them down. This way you can put down color but the garment won't be real stiff. It took me about 10 hours to complete it but I just LOVE it! You could do this too! Just give it a try on an old piece of denim clothing. If you don't like the results, it was going to be thrown away anyway, right? You will surprise yourself. Go ahead, have fun with your clothes!

10 comments:

Susan Italo said...

hey, Jude-- that is one fantastic vest! Great job-- thanks for sharing so many photos so that we can see all of your artwork.

judemowris said...

Thanks Susan and welcome to my blog! I hope you come back often!

Anonymous said...

What kind of paints? Dee

judemowris said...

watered down acrylics......

KB in BR said...

WOW ! This is sooo cohesive ! wow ... I love it ! ..your BEST one yet !!

judemowris said...

Thanks KB! What a nice compliment from a real artist (grin).
(hey)Jude

judemowris said...

Thanks KB! What a nice compliment from a real artist (grin).
(hey)Jude

Sabii Wabii said...

Oh I love it...In response to your comment about the depth of color...my jacket was lighter (stone washed) thats all.
Terisa

Bear said...

wowee
Jude
I was given your blog addie to have a look at- and I love what you did to your Hubbies old denim jacket- fabulous
love n hugs Bear xoxoxoxo
(from Au)

judemowris said...

Well Bear! Thanks and welcome to Straw Mountain blog. I am happy you are visitng! I would encourage YOU to make yourself a painted vest like I did. It is really easy. Just draw all over it with a Sharpie and then color it in, kinda like those coloring books you had as a child! And, who was that sweet person who directed you to mu blog?
(hey)Jude