Monday, August 29, 2011

Tutorial for paint tights. Something totally different and original!

                    Lately, I´m excited about my new "toy creative", tights paint!!
  I discovered an amazing world in this and my head is like a boiling pot full of ideas for this coming winter!
                                         Isn´t it nice?????




So I wanted to share this with you... This is a very quick and inexpensive way to make your tights into something spectacular, I´m sure them will attract prying eyes and you can have all your tights combined with all your dresses for very little money...  therefore, here we go with the tutorial.
     Need... tights,  textile paints,  brush,  the drawing that  you want to paint on paper,  clear plastic food storage and a empty bottle, I used a soda bottle, two- liter.... the diameter of the cylinder is approximately like the diameter of my leg.
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   First, make sure the bottle is clean and hasn´t protrusions or sharp edges that can damage the tight. 
   Taped the drawing on the bottle with adhesive tape and then wrap the bottle thoroughly with clear plastic, make sure that the bottle is completely wrapped in plastic.
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  Place the bottle inside the tight, make sure the place you want to make the painting is placed above the drawing...
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   Paint the tight, using as guides the drawing ... To make this, be generous with the paint, think that the tight is "transparent", so if you use little paint, the drawing will not be defined, it will be "translucent".
   No "pull" the brush when you are painting, the tight is elastic and your get "blurring" the drawing, giving little "touchs" with the brush .
   Make sure the brush is always clean, use  a glass of water and a clean fabric piece for "dowload" the brush when it´s full of paint.
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  Let the paint dry completely.

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   I have left my tight dry until the next day. So now I´m going to decorate this beautiful bouquet of lavender...
   Remove the tight of the bottle with great care, it will be stuck to the bottle, so I put my hand into the tight to help it off without suffering any damage.
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   I´m going to put a little bow on the bouquet, so I enter my hand with a small piece of paper in the place where I want to glue the bow.
  A bit of quick glue on the bow and place it on your chosen location, a few minutes to let the glue dry completely..
  Then, carefully pull the paper from inside without damaging the tight...
                                         Voilá!!!!


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Of course, with this method, you can add to your creation whatever you like, shiny rhinestone, small flowers... etc.
   Just an added plus for the conservation of your tights after painting...
  Note that this motive painted can´t be ironed for fixing the paint, so when I have to wash the tight, just hand wash the heel of the tight, which is actually the part that can get dirty.. do not let water touch the picture, so you can enjoy beautiful and fun tights long time...

  If you have any questions or suggestions, let her it, please... and of course, if you use this tuto to paint your tights, I will love to see the result...
         Meanwhile, happy week!!!

22 comments:

  1. What a great technique, thanks for sharing Rosy! I'm going to try it soon :)

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  2. wow!
    Really fantastic. I have never heard or read about this technique.
    I understand how you feel. I have full mind of creative ideas just after reading your post!

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  3. this look fabulous! what a great way to transform a boring pair of tights!! You are so clever

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  4. Wow, what a fantastic idea! It looks so beautiful!
    Thank you for this tutorial!

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  5. brilliant Rosy!! thank you so much for sharing.

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  6. This is such a brilliant tutorial! Thanks so much for posting it :)
    They are beautiful.
    xxx

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  7. Thank you for posting this diy tutorial. You did a beautiful job and it is very unique. I think you will be starting a new trend here!

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  8. That's so cool, thank you for sharing! You're such a creative inspiration.

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  9. This is so amazingly beautiful! Great design you chose but oh how the possibilities are endless! Thank you!:)

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  10. This technique gives such a fun look to stockings. I have lots of pairs in my drawer, but I haven't worn them much lately. Seeing your lovely designs inspires me to give it a try.

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  11. Wow - your tights look now like a piece of art. I really admire your patience in making this painting and it is so original. Hope to see more of your creative work like this:-)

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  12. Qué buena idea y haces que todo parezca tan sencillo!
    Intentaré ponerlo en práctica.
    M. Cruz

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  13. I'm amazed.
    Rosy, you are clever with your hands.

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  14. Very cool indeed, they look awesome! Great tutorial, very clear and a wonderful idea!

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  15. it is a great idea!Thanks for sharing the steps:)

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  16. This is such a wonderful idea!! Thank you for sharing it.

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  17. Qué idea has tenido! nunca se me hubiese ocurrido pintar unas medias y eso que yo he pintado en tela, camisetas. Tengo que experimentarlo, gracias por el tutorial y compartilo. xxx

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  18. Eres tan maravillosa, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
    Te quiero.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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