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« on: July 22, 2013 08:13:33 AM »

I decided to jump on this "space paint" band wagon.

This is the finished result.
Flat


and on a body

Excuse the awkward photo of my butt.  It is hard to get a backside selfie.

The entire process with my procrastination and work, from the time I bought the pants till when I finished them (pre washing) took me about 4.5 months. which is funny because it's throwing paint on pants, and I am pretty quick in terms of drafting and sewing a complete garment from scratch Tongue
(I did do a t-shirt once that took me like 3 years to bleach a moon and put one applique on the back)

I purchased a pair of boring black, high waist(ish), straight leg jeans. (back in mid-March.. Procrastination much?)
this isn't the most flattering "before" shot


I ended up putting on new buttons (1 or 2 had fallen off and there are 3 total) and tapering the pants to a more skinny fit.  I left the length alone, because I wanted them to be a little bunchy at the bottom. (altered in late April/early May)

I assumed that with 98% cotton I would get a reaction from all the bleach I sprayed on it. No such luck.  So I went to town with paint (yesterday).  I read up on tutorials for applying paints (post bleach) and all of them said use a sponge, I didn't have one to spare (save the one used to clean the bathroom.. no thanks) so I made due with a make-shift mini poof made of tulle and dental floss.

I wish I got a picture of the floor when I finished with the pants.  I didn't plan ahead and ended up painting half the flooring in my room with orange, blue, purple and white.  Thankfully it was washable acrylic paint, comes off the laminate floors, stays on the fabric.  

It would have been much better if the pants were darker, but I like them all the same.  They just need a wash to soften the paint before I wear them out.
« Last Edit: July 22, 2013 08:23:00 AM by MidoriMentality » THIS ROCKS   Logged

Trekky
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2013 01:34:11 PM »

They are very cool!  Great job!
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Miss American Pie
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2013 06:49:36 AM »

Nice job! I procrastinate all my projects too. And then I procrastinate posting them here... Hive five for finishing!
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