You can prolong the life of your garment by painting it. It will make the textile stronger and give it the look and feel of leather! So, make your old and worn - but still favvy - jeans unique by painting it with a water-based textile paint. All that you need is a brush, water, a bottle of nice glossy textile paint and a textile marker or a textile tube to draw out the design. I use the textile paint from the brand Pebeo. Draw the desired design with the textile marker on the jeans. Let it dry. Fill the design with the brush and paint. When you are finished, let the garment dry for over 24 hours.

Do not forget to iron the garment after painting and drying for fixation! Follow the instructions written on the textile paint.

Denim short with big dots 

hotpants printed with golden textile paint



Photo by Barbara van Ittersum @ Absolutephotography - Model Naomi Mulisch 





You can also use a template. Make a design (like little hearts, balls, stars, etc.) on hard plastic and cut it out with a sharp knife. Examples of how to cut a stencil you can find on Youtube. 

Or try to make a DIY screen print from an old nylon; like you can see here. 





 Recycled denim top "BARCODE" for the vertical metallic blue stripes I used tape

Recycled denim long top "barcode' printed with vertical stripes

 Photo Lola Mooij - Model Robin


Handpainted leaves on a denim mini dress hand made and handpainted denim dress

 Photo Lola Mooij - Model Lisa






 Handpainted mini dress made of recycled denim on a legging with one of my designs in textile printing, photo is part of the open space performance




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