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Topic: Super Mario Bros. Hand painted Denim Overalls for a little girl  (Read 2090 times)
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« on: September 22, 2010 01:25:27 PM »

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I made these for padfoot's daughter in the on-going wish swap round 62. Most everyone knows me for my jewelry because well, it's kinda mostly what I do. Wink But I really wanted to do something different so I tried my hands at this.


Completed Overalls Front and Back:


The Details
Bought a pair of jean overalls. I pre-washed them (Tide Free & Clear and no fabric softener) just to be sure I had a good starting surface.

I printed up some pictures of Mario and Mario Characters to use as a reference. I free-handed the images on the denim with a fabric pencil.

When I had it as I liked, I outlined each drawing in black Sharpee.

Then I got to painting. I used acrylic paint in many, thick coats to get a good, solid color. Took a lot of touch-up and a lot of patience. Probably spent about 4-5 hours on the project but I did it on the couch in the evening watching TV so it wasn't hard - just exacting.

Let it dry overnight and then I finished it with a few layers of spray-on ScotchGuard just over the images themselves. The acrylic paint is pretty permanent on most fabrics but this should help it stand up to being worn by a little girl a little more.

Close ups!

1-Up Mushroom was first:


Mario was second:


Star (on back pocket) was third:


And...I felt it needed just something else... I hemmed and hawed quite a bit before finally realizing a Piranha Plant eating the "Osh Kosh B'Gosh" label would be perfect: (I think I might be most proud of him. It's a tie between him and Mario.)

I was so pleased with them when they were done. They honestly came out so much better then I had hoped. (In fact, when I made the claim, I felt it was so possible that I couldn't do it that I said I reserved the right to change my mind if I couldn't get it to come out right! Cheesy) It wound up being so much fun to make. Grin

As always, thoughts appreciated!
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« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2010 02:32:52 PM »

So cute, deffinately thinking of making my nephew a pair of these for christmas! Thanks for the idea, I'm sure mine won't turn out as well as yours though  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2010 09:31:24 PM »

you might want to put some of these in Pants in your Etsy!! New Calling?? Great job!
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« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2010 05:50:04 AM »

So cute, deffinately thinking of making my nephew a pair of these for christmas! Thanks for the idea, I'm sure mine won't turn out as well as yours though  Smiley
Thanks! Have fun making a pair too - and don't forget to show them off as well!

you might want to put some of these in Pants in your Etsy!! New Calling?? Great job!
Aw, thanks! Cheesy It was so fun!
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« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2010 03:56:23 PM »

LOVE THEM!
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« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2010 08:54:03 AM »

LOVE THEM!
Grin Thank you!
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