Tutorial: How to paint a denim jacket moon scene
Remember a few years ago there was a trend for tie dye and studded denim shorts and painted jackets? Well, here at Tumble and Rose, it never really left!
Follow this tutorial to customise your own badass denim jacket (obviously you can paint any design you like!)
You will need:
Something to put behind your jacket to protect your work surface (we used printer paper!)
Mask around the edges of where you will put your design. We used the seams around the jacket's back panel, but it's up to you!
Paint on a base layer of white paint. This is super important if you are painting a darker denim as otherwise all the paint colours will be lost in the denim - it basically creates a blank canvas for you to start from. Less important for lighter colours of denim, but you can still do it to prevent a blue tinge.
Paint on your first layer of colour. We're doing a hazy forest summer night type thing, so we layered on the lighter colours at the top.
Keep layering up the colours until you are happy. Leave to dry for a couple of hours in between layers - this helps stop the colours bleeding into each other.
Once your background is dry, paint on any details with a detail brush. Anything like this white moon will need a few coats!
Whilst the final layer is still tacky, peel off the masking tape to reveal lovely crisp edges! Once entirely dry, some paints require heat sealing with an iron, others don't - make sure you follow the instructions on your packet!
(We still wouldn't recommend chucking your jacket in the washing machine though - patch clean from now on!)
You now have your very own, totally unique, jacket to wear! We'd love to see if you give this a go - tag @tumbleandrose on Instagram x