Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Bedazzled Jean Jacket

Turn a blue jean jacket into a mighty-fine one-of-a-kind with rubber stamps, acrylic paint, and rhinestones galore!
Blue jean jacket
Rubberstamp alphabet
Heart stamps in 3 sizes
Acrylic paints: red, lime, and yellow
Red rhinestones, 8mm, approximately 150
Gold rhinestones, 8mm, approximately 45
Gold rhinestones, 6mm, approximately 60
Blue rhinestones, 6mm, 20
Clear rhinestones, 6mm, 18
Tacky craft glue
Paper plates
Foam brushes

Step One
Lay out your blue jean jacket on a tarp with the back facing up. Place a piece of cardboard underneath the jacket in case the paint bleeds through.

Step Two
Squeeze the lime acrylic paint onto a paper plate, dampen a foam brush, and carefully dab the paint onto the largest heart rubberstamp. Stamp the heart in the center of the jacket and let dry. Use the same technique to stamp the medium-sized heart in yellow and the smallest heart in red. Be sure to let the paint dry completely before stamping the next image.

Step Three
Dab the red paint onto the letter "A" and stamp it above the center of the heart. Then dab and stamp the rest of the letters on either side of the "A" to spell out H-E-A-R-T. Repeat to stamp the word B-R-E-A-K-E-R underneath the heart.

Step Four
When all the paint is dry, apply the red rhinestones to the letters with little dabs of tacky craft glue. (The glue will dry clear.) Then embellish the concentric hearts by outlining the lime heart with the 8mm gold rhinestones, the yellow heart with the 6mm gold rhinestones, and the red heart with the rest of the red rhinestones. For extra bling, outline the outside edge of the lime heart with the blue rhinestones, and finish it off with a scattering of clear rhinestones.

Sharp Shooter: It's no fun watching paint dry, so use a blow dryer to speed up the drying process.

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