My art mentor and furture employer suggested that I start painting jeans and selling them on EBay (or something of the sort) I love the idea, and am feeling good about trying it, but I have a couple of questions.
1. Where to buy the jeans? Nothing too pricey, but I don't want crappy Wal*Mart jeans either. Target makes good-quality-low-cost clothing. Do you think that would be okay?
2. Paint. What kind of paint? I saw a pair of jeans on here painted with acryllic. That's all fine and dandy but when the jeans are washed, what happens? Will it wash off or fade or anything horrible like that? Should I just use fabric paint? Any good brands you'd recomend?
3. The most important part of all...budget. In your personal, professional opinion, how much should I expect to spend to get started?
I'm sure I could get Connie (that would be said mentor) to help me on some of this, as she runs her own business and had to start from scratch, (between working for her, and slowly getting my art sold, I'm hoping to be able to finally quit my job at McDonald's, and just work as an artist full-time. [I despise working in food-service.] That, of course, will take a bit of time and a load of hard work.) but much of this will be done on my own. So I'm currently collecting information, and figuring time, costs, materials, etc...with the intention of starting when I get back from vacation (beginning of June).
Any advice is very welcome and greatly appreciated.