Painted Pink Sweater
I found this plain pink sweater at Costco. It caught my eye because it had a luscious look and feel, somewhat like the best sweaters from the Lands End catalog. It also included nice details like the little slits on the sides and three quarter sleeves. The sweater was a perfect fit for me and I loved the color. After buying it, I went back two days later and bought a second one with the intention of adding a personal touch to dress it up a bit. I like the contrast of navy blue with pink so I decided to create a stencil and paint a border at the bottom of the sweater to go with the navy stretch jeans I just made. The paint elevates these two pieces from a sweater and pants to an “outfit”. I’m going to enjoy wearing these casual coordinates especially when I remember I only paid $13 for the sweater! The border stencil is included with the instructions.
BEFORE PAINTING, ALWAYS WASH AND DRY FABRIC (WITHOUT FABRIC SOFTENER). DURING PAINTING, COVER EXPOSED FABRIC TO PREVENT ACCIDENTAL OVER SPRAY. ALLOW PAINT TO DRY BETWEEN STEPS.
step 7 - Mix blue, red and a little black paint until you achieve a shade of navy that appeals to you. Airbrush the stencil. Be sure to angle the airbrush to paint the fine bottom edge of the sweater too. When the paint is dry, carefully remove the stencil so you can use it again on the back of the sweater.
step 8 - On the backside of the sweater, follow steps 4-7.
step 10 - After 24 hours, place a cloth over the design and set the paint with an iron. Protect the ironing board with an old towel.
- 9449 Blue Paint
- 9446 Red Paint
- 9441 Black Paint
- Aztek airbrush
- masking tape
- card stock
- Scotch Spray Mount Repositonable Adhesive