Do you ever want to set something on fire? Yeah? Me too. Everybody has their inner pyromaniac, and once in a while they need to be let out. This is your chance! For this week’s post, I’ll show you how to set your jeans on fire with paint.
Small YouTuber HotCheetoMami inspired me to write this blogpost. She made a video about customizing your jeans, which you can check out here, where she also painted flames on her jeans. It’s looked so cool and I absolutely wanted to recreate it!
As the title already has given away, I want to do more DIY posts here on my blog. I’m thinking of doing a mini-series where I pimp my jeans. Let me know in the comments below if you’d like to see that.
Okay, enough said. If you wanna know how to artistically set your jeans on fire with just a few steps, then keep on reading.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED
- A pair of jeans
- (Fabric) scissors
- Charcoal / chalk
- Red, yellow & white acrylic paint
- Some creative skills
Buy a cheap pair of jeans at your local thrift store (or take an old pair that’s been lying around in your closet for a while).
Fold the jeans up to where you want the hemline to be. As you can see, I only folded them once so that they’d still be rather long, but you can pick the length to your liking.
Grab your (fabric) scissors and carefully cut along the folded line.
Distress the ends of the jeans: open the scissors and run one of the blades along the bottom of your jeans until you’re (semi-)happy with the result. You can also use a pair of tweezers to pull out some threads. It doesn’t have to be perfect at all, that’s what the following step is for.
Throw the jeans in the wash to get an even more frayed look. This is how they looked after I’ve washed them one time.
Use charcoal or chalk to draw your desired flame design on the jeans.
Start off with painting the flames white, so that you create a smooth base to make later on blending much easier. The actual colours will look more vibrant as well!
It’s finally time to use some real colours: start off with a yellow and work your way up with orange (create your perfect shade of orange by mixing red and yellow) and eventually with red. If you want to get that real smoked out flame-effect, you could paint the tips of the flames black.
It’s super important to BLEND. Blending is the most important step; it’s what makes the flames look ‘real.’ So yeah, just blend, blend, blend.
You’re done! Let the jeans dry and then wear the f*ck out of your flamingly hot jeans.
That’s it! I absolutely love how the jeans turned out and I can’t wait to wear them to filth. Thank you for scrolling all the way down here. See you next week.