Looking to Update Your Denim? Here's How to Paint Jeans With Stamps

5 Materials
10 Minutes

In today’s tutorial, I am going to show you how to paint jeans using stamps. This method is super easy and user-friendly! Using stamps allows for so much creativity while ensuring that your final look will look super professional. Let's get started.

Tools and materials:

  • Fabric paint 
  • Acrylic paint 
  • Paintbrush 
  • Stamps 
  • Tupperware 
Prepping the white fabric paint

1. Prep the paint

Mix together white fabric paint and cream acrylic paint in a Tupperware container. Make sure the final shade is pretty light. 

Coating the stamp with white fabric paint

2. Coat the stamp

Start from the bottom back of your jeans. Using a paintbrush, paint a light coat of your mixture on the stamp, then press firmly to your jeans. 

Creating custom painted jeans

3. Stamp away

Continue to stamp up the back of your jeans. You don’t want everything too uniform. You can stamp at different angles, even overlapping each other a little. 

Tip: Make sure to clean out your stamp every so often to get off the residual paint on the sides. 

DIY painted jeans

4. Mix up the pattern

Here, I am mixing up the stamps to create different yet cohesive patterns. I do not want it to look too matchy-matchy.

Cute hand-painted jeans

5. Stamp the front and pockets

Flip your jeans over and continue the process on the other side. 

You want your stamps to look distressed. You don’t want every stamp to be solid-looking. You want to get the different textures and shades. 

Aesthetic painted jeans

6. Create the crooked look

At the bottom hemline, take the stamp and press it halfway off the jeans. Make sure to put a napkin underneath so that you do not get your work surface dirty. 

You want to make sure that there are no random pockets of empty space. 

How to paint jeans with stamps

7. Let the paint dry

Let them rest until they are dry and enjoy! 

How to paint jeans tutorial

How cute are these hand-painted jeans? They literally look like I bought them from Anthropology. I hope you try these DIY hand-painted jeans! 

Be sure to comment and let me know what you think!

Suggested materials:
  • Fabric paint
  • Acrylic paint
  • Paintbrush
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  • Sherrywine Sherrywine on Nov 22, 2021

    will the pattern come off when you wash the jeans?

  • Diane Diane on Nov 27, 2021

    I'm slapping my forehead...I've used fabric paint on pillow cases, sheets, etc, but it never occurred to me to add to jeans, jackets so forth.

    I'm so glad I've seen your tutorial. Thanks🙂

    • Bella Branch DIY Bella Branch DIY on Nov 29, 2021

      Awe...so happy you love my DIY! Be sure to let me know if you try painting your own clothes. 😀