From leopard print to polka dots, we’ve seen it all. Printed denim has become a recent fashion staple. What about hearts for this upcoming Valentine’s Day? Whether you want to surprise someone special or create a pair of your own, this heart print denim look is perfect for any occasion and best of all, it takes less than half an hour to make!
Draw a heart shape approximately 1-1/2 centimeters in width and height onto the back of the card stock.
Fold the card in half and cut the heart shape symmetrically with a pair of scissors, creating a stencil. Trim the ends of the stencil to create a square shape if desired.
Lay the denim pants flat on the working surface.
Starting from the bottom of the belt loop, position the ruler straight down — the top edge of the ruler should be perpendicular to the top edge of the belt loop. If your pair doesn’t have a belt loop, start about one third of the way from the inseam of the pant leg.
Measure two inches down and mark with removable fabric pencil.
Continue to the end of the pant leg by marking 2-inch intervals.
When you’ve completed one full line of markings, start the second line by measuring two inches to the right from the second marking of your first line. The idea is to create a diamond pattern.
Once you’ve marked the first marking on your second line, continue by measuring and marking every four inches all the way down to the end of the pant leg. Ensure your markings are parallel to your first line.
Pour some fabric paint onto your plate/tray, and apply some onto the sponge. Dab some of the excess paint off.
Place the stencil on top of the last marking from your first roll.
Apply the paint over the stencil. Start lightly with one layer of paint and go over repeatedly as needed. If you make a mistake, quickly use a wet cloth and remove the paint.
Work your way up, skipping one marking at a time. This is necessary to create a diamond pattern.
When you’ve completed the entire first line, start on the second line from the bottom up. Remember to check if you’re creating a diamond pattern. No two hearts should be side by side on each row.
Once you’ve completed both lines, visually spot areas where partial stencils are needed and apply paint partially.
To complete the second pant leg, start by lining up the bottoms of the pant legs. Measure the distance between the inseam to the last heart of the first line, and make the same marking on the opposite leg.
Measure and mark four inches up until you reach the top. Make sure as you make your markings that they are somewhat symmetric to the opposite pant leg.
Mark the second line applying the same concept.
Repeat the same steps as the first pant leg to stencil the hearts and there you have it!
Feel free to alter the color of pants/paint
to fully customize
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