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Painting a Denim Jacket

Photo credit: Denim-Jacket Project on Jacquard

We have all found ourselves indoors more lately with lots of time on our hands.  It can be easy to get a little claustrophobic and overwhelmed.  Instead of giving in to those grey feelings, change your perspective.  This is a perfect time to connect with your family and yourself!  Here at Linda’s Art Spot, we would like to offer some ideas for inspiring projects that you can do alone or with your family.

We’re willing to bet that you have an old denim jacket or pair of jeans in your closet or your kids’ closet that is ready for a refresher.  Maybe it’s a garment that is so well loved, it’s looking a little worn.  Or maybe you just don’t love it that much and never seem to wear it.  Either way, a little paint and creativity could take you from blah to yeah!

This tutorial from Jacquard is a great source of inspiration.  It shows you exactly what you will need to get started with your masterpiece, has lots of helpful tips and explains the step by step process.

Photo credit: Denim-Jacket Project on Jacquard

Linda’s Art Spot carries a variety of paints that work great on fabric.

Jacquard Lumiere Metallic Paint gives a stunning metallic shine.  Soft to the touch and washfast on fabric, Lumiere colors can be bright, metallic or subtle, even on dark backgrounds. Their high pigmentation provides excellent coverage.

Jacquard Neopaque  is a high quality, light-bodied super opaque paint. Neopaque paints spread smoothly and stay flexible.  They are designed to last, without cracking or peeling.

 

We also carry Jacquard Textile Paint.  These textile paints  leave fabric as soft as possible and hold up exceptionally well to washing.  Jacquard Textile Color never chips, cracks or peels, even with repeated wear and washing.

What denim are you thinking of painting?  We’d love to see your projects!  Send us a photo of your painted denim jacket or any other project you are working on right now.

Solar Fast Starter Print Kit

Photo credit: Healy Originals on Instagram

If you have some sunny days where you are, you might want to experiment with solar prints.  Solar printing is the easy process of using the sun, dye and various objects to create images on fabric.  We found a great blog post by Sue Reno about solar dying using Jacquard Solar Fast.  She used dogwood leaves and blossoms to create a beautiful and unique textile.

Photo credit: Sue Reno

You can also create images using photographic negatives.  The possibilities are endless!  Look around your house and your yard.   We’re sure you have some items that would make interesting solar prints.  How about dried or plastic flowers, doilies and lace, bushes and trees.

You can make these prints on scrap fabric or t-shirts.  If you use fabric, you can then turn your new yardage into zipper pouches or hot pads or even a lovely camisole.  We weren’t kidding when we said the possibilities are endless.

Photo credit: 323palm.trees on Instagram

Photo credit: Healy Originals on Instagram

If you’re curious about this printing technique, Linda’s Art Spot sells a Solar Fast Starter Print Kit.  This kit includes everything you need to print on up to 8 T-shirts.  (T-shirts not included.)  We’d love to see your new solar prints!

Solar Fast Started Kit at Linda’s Art Spot