Hey Guys, if you have read any of my posts this week, then you may be aware that I have been crafting like all day, everyday. On Monday I bought my supplies and today I have finally completed everything. I hope you guys like what I have done and maybe this will inspire you guys to have fun with your clothes!
My first project was renovating my vans. I got my first ever pair of vans like a year ago and I wore them more or less everyday, so they got pretty trashed. I had seen ‘galaxy vans’ in shops and I loved them, so when I realised that you could do it yourself I had to give it a try.
To get this effect you will need about 4 different shades of acryliic paint, (I am pretty sure you can’t use any other type), preferably in the colours navy blue, purple, white and pink or baby blue. Sponges are a must and it really helps if you have something which you can copy. Oh yeah I almost forgot, you also need a tooth brush to splatter the pain to give a ‘starry’ effect.
If you really want to give this a try then I recommend going on youtube and watching some tutorials because they really help.
DIY No.2- Ombre Shorts. These have to be one of my favourite creations, because I have wanted ombre (dip dye) shorts for so long. I made them out of a pair of old, pretty long summer shorts which I never really wore. They turned out really cool and I cannot wait to wear them this spring/summer.
If you are wanting to get this effect on just normal denim shorts them you have to bleach them first, so that they can absorb the dye better. It doesn’t take that long to bleach them, but if you really can’t be bothered then you should use a pair that are light, preferably cream, white, or a light wash denim. Also do not use expensive shorts when doing this because even though it is very easy you do not want to make a mistake and end up ruining them.
When creating ombre shorts you will need, two FABRIC dyes, (I used dylon, Bahama blue & Flamingo pink), two containers/buckets, gloves and a spoon. Also make sure you do it on a protected surface. 🙂
Now when you are dying shorts or generally using fabric dye you will probably have a lot left over, so I recommend dying other stuff to avoid waste. I decided to tie dye a cheap t-shirt I bought from Primark (£2.50 OH YEAH) and it turned out so cool. I have actually worn it once and I love it.
I used the same dye as my shorts and a knotting technique to achieve this effect. You will need rubber bands, squirty bottles, a plastic bag and a very helpful youtube video.
The last thing I did was a bit spontaneous because I hadn’t really planned it, but I am glad i tried it because it has made my platforms look so much cooler. I has seen a pair of ‘speckled’ vans and so I thought I would give it a try. Though putting all those tiny dots is a lot of hard work so I ended up just putting them on the heel and toe, but I still think it looks awesome and adds a pop of colour to an admittedly quite boring pair of shoes.
To do this I didn’t use anything fancy just the end of a paint brush. You again have to use either acryllic or fabric paint, because they are they only which will not wash off. You will also have to be patient and have a lot of concentration, because it can get a bit tedious at times.
I hope you guys like my designs and if you want any advice or help, then be sure to leave a comment or email me. Now remember you don’t have to do what I did and just attempt all these at once. It is perfectly fine if you just want to attempt the one because it is quite time consuming. I would recommend doing these when you are on holiday because, it is not worth the time if you skimp or rush the process.
Have fun with your fashion! xoxo