Today I decided to apply my fabric painting talents to a pair of leggings. I'm not sure why I've only painted on t-shirts before, but I saw Annika painted some hearts onto a pair of tights over on The Pineneedle Collective, so I thought I'd give it a go on some black leggings.
Here are the leggings I started off with. They are great leggings, but I own tons of black leggings, so I thought I'd give these a make-over.
I started off by sticking blue painter's tape all over my legs while I was still wearing the leggings. That way I could look at myself in the mirror, and make sure I liked the placement of all the spots. Then I carefully slipped them off, trying not to remove any of the tape.
Next, I used a sailboat stencil, and traced it onto foam. I would have preferred to use foam with a sticky back, but this is what I had on hand. I made a bunch, because after painting five or more sailboats I'd start having major bleed issues. If I had foam with sticky backing this probably wouldn't have happened.
These are the tools I used to paint on the sailboats. I didn't realize until I was nearly done that the sponge applicator was the best tool. I usually use a paintbrush, and that's what I started off with, but then I realized I had some sponges I bought for this type of project. So thrilled I bought these, I will definitely only be using these from now on when I paint stencils.
This is what they look like finished. I'm pretty happy with them. Now I wish it was legging weather! Well, not really, but these will bring a smile on my face when it gets cold out again.
Here is what they look like in an outfit. I almost thought I didn't have anything to wear them with! Then I remembered this skirt, I haven't worn it in ages. This style skirt was all the rage last spring/summer. I guess the mini bodycon skirt replaced this look this year. Still a totally cute look.
Tank Top -- Kohl's
Skirt -- Boscov's
Leggings -- Macy's
Belt -- Target
Shoes -- Target
Hope ya'll enjoyed! Happy DIYing, chris!