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DIY Animal Print

Sunday, October 14, 2012
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
  • Tape
  • 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.
Tips:

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!




2 comments on "DIY Animal Print"
  1. Go girl you look FAB! I love your look and the print on print, yes hunny! I need to try this diy!

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    1. Thank you hunny! You were the inspiration with that yellow! Thanks again for all your fashion.

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