Recently, I have been itching to buy some of those animal print jeans that have been trolling around here on all the trends must have list. I have a strict trending list rule......trend budget is $25 or less. For most curvy girls, the trending items cost a little more. Here are some of my favorites.
|Target's Pure Energy Brand- Really tight in my rolling hills areas aka thighs, but very cute for $29.99. Here's the Link|
|Torrid's Indigo Leopard Sophia's- Love the brand original price $64.99 on sale right now for $39.99. Here's the Link|
|Just came across these from Deb's shop- I'm not sure about these, but they are at a good price- $28.00. Hers's the Link|
|I absolutely love Not Your Daughter Jeans but the price can really be a bit much for someone who rarely wears jeans like me. The Sheri Skinny in Cheetah print at $130.00. Here's the Link|
Now being a single girl on a budget, I find my deals at most sales, thrift stores and online shops. I decided to take matters into my own hands, so to say and you can too, here is how.
Your supplies are pretty cheap: All items can be found at your favorite craft store.
- Stencil Paper-. A heavy poly-coated paper that cuts easily and features excellent resistance to penetration of oil, dyes and water based paints and inks.
- Fabric Paint
- Hobby Knife or X-acto
- Pointy Scissors
- Stencil Brushes- I used old paint brushes and cut them down to 2 inches.
- Bowl for paint
- A pair of jeans
Here are you steps:
- Pick your image-I started this project by picking a pattern that I loved from a image search from the web. I didn't want to look like something from big cat country, so I pick a nice pattern that would be easy to trace and not take up too much time. Remember the smaller the pattern, the more time it takes to trace and cut.
- Print the image to a size you like and Trace it on the Stencil paper with a pen, so you can cut the tract out with the razor, x-acto knife or weapon of choice.
- Take the Stencil template and tape firmly in place on the jeans.
- Now the fun part. With your paint in a bowl, dip the brush in the paint the lightly dab the paint on the jeans. Cover the stencil with just one coat only.
- Now remove stencil and do the step above until you have covered your jeans completely.
Keep a cup of water on hand to dip brush in.
Keep paint light so it will dry faster and make it easier to finish.
Most Importantly-HAVE FUN AND DON'T PANIC IF YOU MAKE A MISTAKE. IT'S THE MISTAKES MAKE IT MORE PERSONAL. MINE ARE FULLLLL OF MISTAKES! LOL :)
Now time for the big reveal.....drum roll please!!
|This look was a cue from one of my favorite bloggers Stylechic360. I love her looks, they are so chic. |
The jacket is a gifted from my aunt various collection of 70's. 80's fabulous. I love that baby hoarder. The shirt is from Belk's Sunny Leigh Women collection.
|Everytime I look at my thighs all I can hear is Jill Scott's Rolling Hills...lol|
|I was being funky so Patent Red wedges from Nine West|
|The second look - Thrifted Pink Jacket, I feel like a Pink Lady and in honor of Breast Cancer awareness this was perfect|
|Sheer black tie top from Target circa 2007|
|NOW I LOVE LOVE MY SOFFT PATENT MARY JANE..no longer available. I can't skip on cost with the feet. Sofft Shoes. Please disregard my cane leg.|
Remember Have Fun and I would love to hear from you and see your creations!