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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

stenciled jeans...

WARNING...
this blog post may cause 
an ADDICTION...

seriously my friends...
this is a 5 minute transformation...

I bought these jeans because I thought those 2 blank rectangles were screaming to be stamped or stenciled...

I  grabbed jet black archival ink...

because...

archival inks are permanent when dry,
 so these jeans can be washed 
with no problem...

I had a hard time deciding
 which stencil to use...

I felt that with the design already on the jeans, it needed to be a more graphic pattern...

the hardest part of this little project was deciding which stencil to use...




or...





here's the area on the left leg...


and now it's stenciled...


here's the blank canvas on the right leg...




and stenciled with jet black, using 
the large portion of 


I have this art "thing" about 3...
I'm sure you understand...
so the cuff looked like a perfect spot to add stenciled area #3...


since this area was smaller...
 I used the smaller section

exactly what I wanted...

I thought about that bad 4 letter word...
IRON...
but I decided to blast the stenciled areas with the embossing gun to make sure the ink was 100% dry...

quick & E A S Y...
seriously this took me 5 full minutes!


Rick just snapped this...


remember the WARNING at the top of the post?

this is like the faux graniteware technique...
I REALLY
WANT to do more...

I just opened my closet & 
spied the cuffs on some jeans...
they're blank...

I am seriously thinking of stenciling polka dots or the checkmate just on the cuffs...

or maybe I'll use

or maybe add a row of small hearts?

something subtle...
but they'll be customized & unique...

more ideas...
sew patches onto plain jeans, 
then stencil them...

I think adding some stitching with the stenciling would be cool...
but I've got a million things on the TO*DO list...
maybe some day...

have a spot on something?
it's most likely ink in this household...
just stencil or stamp right over it!

make sure to use archival ink, so that the stamping/stenciling is permanent...

THANKS SO MUCH
 for the awesome comments/emails
 about my 3 new archival inks...

I got to show them to the ladies 
at my class on Saturday...
they liked them too!

they begin shipping the week of April 27th
 from Ranger, in New Jersey...
so they will be available SOON!

your local stores can order them...
just let them know what you would like...

the colored links will transport you to online shopping...

I hope you'll try stenciling on your jeans...
it's really super simple & fun...

and it's another way to...

make art!
wendy







22 comments:

Toni Hinchcliffe said...

Awesome! Can't wait to try this! I have some t-shirts that might rock some stencils too....

Meme said...

This is awesome Wendy! Love!

pam said...

Oooooohhhhhh .... wheels turning ....

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

OMG, you stinker you⁄! Now what have you done to us? We'll all be ripping our closets apart looking for apparel to stencil - LOL!!!

Wilma said...

Hahaha, wow, you so every where a change to create art!!! Love love it!!

barbwire802 said...

This is ever so cool! I see a new fad beginning!!!

Craftyfield said...

I am now glad for the many pairs of jeans I have in my closet!

Dorothy said...

So clever!!!

Marci said...

What a great idea! Your jeans look fantastic! This might be a dumb question, but, was it Tim's round pouncer thing you used to apply the ink through the stencil?

Kathy Bradley said...

Your jeans look so adorable - loving that idea!

Bunny said...

You're so talented.

TwinkleToes2day said...

Hilarious. Completely nuts and totally inspired!! You are genius :D

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

Great idea, looks fab!

Debby said...

I like that idea. I stamped on some jeans years ago and painted them. I still have some of those- the shirt and the vest I think. Thanks for a great class last Saturday. It was great to make art with friends.

Roxanne Pafundi said...

heheteehee....I've been doing this to jeans sinse I was a young girl...but unfortunately did not have those great stencils of yours...now it will be even more fun to do this to jeans..shirts..bottom of skirts...T's...yes, goes on and on. Thanks for sharing! :) Love it!

Renee M said...

Such a fun idea--I could do this on a baseball cap I bet! Thanks for sharing :)

Lori said...

Very cute!! What a great idea!!

Lisa said...

OH my gosh, what an amazing idea!! I have to try this!! Thanks for the inspiration!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Anita Houston said...

OMG!!! I have to do this too!!! Brilliant idea and yes they were screaming to be stenciled! YOU ARE AMAZING!!!

Joan said...

So cool, Wendy. Never thought of stenciling on jeans...or any clothes for that matter. NOW, I will have to! Thanks.

Wanda Hentges said...

Way Cool!!!!

jan metcalf said...

Your artful one! Love it!