I bought these jeans at the thrift store for 4 dollars. As you see- theyre way too long for me because im 5'3"
Anyways, i cut like 6 inches off the bottom and then sewed a line so they dont frayy TOO much. Then i cut out a triangle from the back and sewed them up so they werent too frumpish on me I then made my pattern in tape. i just ripped strips and went at it.
After that, i took some paint and sponged it on. i used two colors for each scheme for depth.
Then i waited till the morning when they were dry, and i removed the tape- and put em on.