Painting on Jeans

mankasmomSeptember 30, 2008

Hello all I'm new here.I hope someone can help me. I'm trying to transfer images onto jeans to paint. But haven't found a way to make the image show up well. Please if you have some advise I'd love to have it Thank You...KIM

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Welcome to the forum, Mankasmom. I was hoping someone with experience painting on jeans would hop on here and help you.

I can only suggest the white graphite paper, it usually works good on dark colors.

You might also see if you can find Donna Dewberry's book and see how she reccommends transfering the pattern. I've seen her book on fabric painting at Michael's.

Be sure to come post a pic for us when you finish your project, we'd love to see.


    Bookmark   September 30, 2008 at 9:58PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

If it is a drawing, you can trace the design on tissue thin tracing paper. Put the tracing paper over the area you want to transfer and go over it with a medium transfer. You should have an imprint you can see. Good luck with it.


Here is a link that might be useful: Many Shades of Shabby

    Bookmark   October 4, 2008 at 9:36PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Whoops. Correction to above post. Put the tracing paper over the area you want to transfer, go over it with a medium black SHARPIE, which should bleed through the thin tissue weight paper, leaving a visible imprint.

    Bookmark   October 5, 2008 at 12:45PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Crazy Turkey
I forgot to post this crazy turkey that I painted for...
1970's-1980's decorative painting books?
Can someone help me please? I painted from some books...
A Few of My Things
I don't remember what I've posted but thought I'd share...
Decorative Painting Books
Can anyone recommend a really good "how to"...
Spicy peppers
Before Thanksgiving, I pulled out some of the wooden...
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™