Hey I’m Megan from Brassy Apple! We all have to get dressed everyday so why not love what you put on! I love to talk easy fashion tips on my site and especially REFASHION tips and tutorials! And if you are in the mode to refashion more than just what you are wearing, join me and Chalyce each Tuesday in our video Refashion your Life series – helping others become their best selves!
Hopefully the tutorial today will have you looking over your closet and maybe thrifting a new item or two to makeover with this simple technique!
I bought this skirt for $1.00 two years ago (or more) and had never worn it. I wasn’t completely in love with it then but thought I could make it work for a buck. Well – I am glad I hung on to this skirt. It was perfect for this project. I took it from plain to POW!!! At least I think so and I totally love it now!
Straight fitting skirt
Tintable fabric medium (Martha Stewart)
Satin Acrylic Craft paint (color of choice)
Stencil brush set (Martha Stewart)
Cathedral lace stencil set (Martha Stewart)
Cardboard or thick paper
Step 1. Choose the lace pattern you like best from the stencil set (I chose the large and small lace doily looking stencils). Put the cardboard or thick paper between the front and back layers of the skirt. This will keep any paint from seeping to the other side.
Step 2. Mix your Satin Acrylic paint with the fabric medium according to the proportions listed on the bottle.
Step 3. Place your stencil onto the skirt and tape into place. I placed mine near the bottom hem and placed it slightly off the edge to make the design tail off the hemline.
Step 4. Dab your stencil brush into your paint mixture and then dab off the extras. If you are unsure of the technique, the Martha Stewart stencils come with instructions for prepping your surface, planning your design, painting the stencil, clean up and additional ideas and techniques.
Step 5. With short, strong up and down motions, fill in your stencil with the paint mixture.
Step 6. Pull up the stencil and move to the next part of your skirt, retape and repeat the process. Add the smaller doily stencil in between the larger ones for a varied design. Extend the design around the sides and on the back of the skirt as well.
Step 7. Let dry for 24 hours and then heat seal as directed on the Fabric Medium bottle. WEAR IT!
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