These star studded shorts are really easy to make and can be a fun way to jazz up your wardrobe! After doing this project I wanted to make and stamp everything!
- denim shorts
- foam sheet (about 1/4" thick)
- star cutout (optional)
- xacto knife
- cutting mat
- fabric paint or fabric painting medium with acrylic paint
- paint brush
- newspaper (optional)
|Trace and cut out the star shape on the foam sheet with your trusty xacto knife.|
Optional Tip: stuff the shorts with newspaper just in case the paint bleeds through. I didn't have that problem but it's better to be prepared!
|Mix the paint together. Since I used fabric painting medium I needed to mix 1 part medium to 2 parts paint. If you are just using fabric paint it still might be a good idea to have the paint mixed and ready.|
|Brush paint on the foam. I found that brushing on the paint gave me a lighter and more predictable consistency than dipping it into the paint. This gave the stamp a light faded look which is really cool!|
|Just start stamping! You can follow a pattern to make it look even or stamp at random spots, whatever you do it will look great! It's also a good idea to repaint the foam after each stamp so you get a nice print every time.|
|Follow paint setting directions on the bottle. I waited 24 hours for the paint to dry completely and then ironed the shorts inside out to set the paint to the fabric.|
Have fun and be safe everyone!