DIY : American Spirit (Not The Cigs)
BleachBlack’s Valerie is hooking us up with tips on how to get all Patriotic on your denim shorts. Since she’s guest blogging for Element Eden she started with a pair of Element’s, but we think any old pair will do. Though the whole thing is pretty self explanatory (draw flag on shorts,) there’s no doubt, she did a rad job. Get her instructions after the jump.
(x3) paint pens- i recommend (x2) white and (x2) red
(x1) x-acto knife & pencil & ruler
(x1) piece of hard posterboard for stencil (i used the hangtag from the shorts)
begin by practicing with your white paint pen, on the inside of your shorts, so you can get used to how the pen works. once you are ready, prepare your stencil for your shorts. my star is 1.25″ at the widest point. cut out star with x-acto knife, and place on shorts. use stencil to draw the outline of your shorts. remove stencil, and fill in star with paint pen. place next star approx 2″ away from next star. if you end at a seam, draw a small part of the next star, to continue the pattern repeat. once you are ready with your stripes, begin on the far left seam, using the seam as a ruler. my red stripes are 1/2″ wide, and approx 3/4″ apart. continue stripes up to waistband, and on coin pocket, but not on waistband.”
Via: Element Eden