Fashion press and newsletters tell me that I need Jacquard or brocade trousers this season. I remembered stencilling my jeans to acheive just such a look some years ago. Originally it was to cover a stain. I chose a busy damask pattern and stencilled it silver and pink. I wore them to present The Stencilled Home DVD. They have been much admired and they are now in my EBay pile. I am selling a few items that I may be a little ahem...chunky for.
Stenciling jeans is an easy project. I reccomend making a cardboard template to fit snugly inside a leg of the jeans. Spray the template lightly on both sides with Spraymount then place it into the leg space and smooth the fabric over the card, this stops the material moving as you stencil it. Use a mist of Spraymount to hold the stencil onto the fabric then lightly apply paint using the dry paint method. I use an acrylic paint to stencil fabric; My chosen paints were Lumiere silver and Liquitex medium magenta. Golden make suitable paints too. If the paint requires heat sealing it can be done with an iron. Follow the instructions on the paint label.
Old jeans..new lease of life. Now, you just need matching shoes and bucket!!