Paola Gonzalez
by Paola Gonzalez

Hello, my name is Paola and I love sharing my upcycles. This post is for tips for painting on denim. If you have a pair of pants, shorts, or jackets then this tutorial is perfect for you. It's so easy you don't need to sew and you don't need to be a professional artist.


  • cardboard box
  • scissors
  • acrylic paint
  • GAC 900
  • trash bag
  • denim: pants, shorts, jacket (literally anything)
  • paint brush

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TIP 1:

You'll need some of this GAC 900. This is a mixing solution that turns any acrylic paint into fabric paint. You just mix it with your paint the ratio is 1:1. Make sure you open some windows when using because of the chemicals.

TIP 2:

Cut out whatever shape you want all over your pants using a cardboard box. I hand drew this flower on the box then cut the shape out. If you don't feel confident with your hand drawing abilities you could use a stencil or print a design of the computer.

I really recommend using a stencil because it keeps it uniform - especially when doing a repetitive design like flowers.

TIP 3:

Slide a big trash bag beneath each leg of the pants so the paint doesn't leak through

TIP 4:

Load your card board stencil with a generous amount of paint.

TIP 5:

Stamp the stencil on your denim and it will give you a rough outline

Now just fill in the outline with paint. This is much easier and gives way better results than trying to paint all the flowers on individually.

TIP 6:

Now add heat to make the paint stay, you can iron the denim or put it in the dryer. Personally, I like to put it in the dryer for about 45 minutes.

TIP 7:

I go back after and add a white dot in the middle of all my flowers then dry the jeans again.

Viola! The jeans are done and look AMAZING! I absolutely love it and this is a great way to upcycle old jeans, jeans with stains or jeans you're just bored of.

Thanks so much for watching my video and reading my tutorial.

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