Saturday, March 25, 2017

Old blue jeans

 A week or so ago Wade bought some new jeans for work and was going to throw out a few old pairs that had holes in them. I told him to save them because I had a plan.
Finally on my long weekend I got around to trying some things out. I completed 3 different projects. This first one you may have seen on facebook
I cut a piece of the leg off the jeans and brushed on some gesso. Once that was dry I started painting. I have a stash of bits and bobs that I went through and found the piece of muslin that I had stamped the "follow your dreams" on and I used some matte gel to adhere it to the painted denim. Once everything was dry I plopped it in a frame.

I'll show you another project tomorrow and then a third has to be mailed out and reach it's destination before I post it.


  1. Hi Ann, Oh I love this! How creative. Love the texture of the jeans thru the paint. Looks so good framed.
    Looking forward to you sharing more.


  2. All it takes is a bit of imagination and you've got plenty of that here. I love it.

  3. Honestly Ann! I just love this piece! You are very talented! I have always wanted to work with gesso...just haven't had the chance to try it yet. Happy Saturday!

  4. it really is so pretty and I love anything that is recycle or upcycle, and this is both... can't wait to see the others.

  5. What a good idea and you made use of a throw away. Well done Ann.

  6. Way cool. You are so very talented. Waste not, want not.

    Have a fabulous day off. Big hug to you and lots of scritches to Gibbs. ♥♥♥

  7. I did see this on FB - and it is charming. The frame suits it very well. I'm not going to natter on about your creativity and imagination because I do that all the time -

  8. Like it real well. My daughter made a huge rug from old jeans, but the weight was prohibitive to mail to her friend she wove it for.

  9. You did a great job on this, and so creative. I love projects with old jeans and I'm looking forward to seeing your next one :)

  10. such a cute idea! you're such a doer! :) looking forward to seeing more. :)
    happy Sunday!


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