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« on: July 07, 2011 10:41:18 PM »

I really desperately want striped leggings. Not tights, because tights suck. I want to run my plan by y'all and see if you think I should go for it, or if I'm just gonna ruin my leggings.

I am going to start with solid teal color leggings (kinda stretchy cotton jersey if you aren't familiar with leggings as I mean the word) and add black stripes. I thought I would use masking tape to . . . er mask where the stripes won't be, and use black fabric spray paint to add the stripes. I've been reading about fabric spray paint here: http://www.simplyspray.com/ and they make some paint specifically for stencils, but it looks like it will end up thick like a screen print, whereas the basic spray actually becomes like it's part of the fabric. I really want to use the not-stencil one, so it looks like my leggings are made of striped fabric, not like I . . . painted the stripes on. But I'm afraid it might bleed under the tape, of course.

My other concern is that this is just a terrible idea to start with, to try to paint on something that will then stretch out when I put it on.  Thoughts?
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« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2011 08:46:02 PM »

You can try, but I don't think it will work out well.  If you get enough paint on to saturate, when it stretches, it may come apart and you lose the solid striping, and it could look thick and awkward.
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« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2011 10:08:03 AM »

Hmm. I'm going to try on some scrap fabric first, some old sleeves I cut off a stretchy t-shirt to make it short sleeved. I'll see what it does.
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