Painted Blue Jeans 2, Free Craft Patterns

Painted Blue Jeans 2, Free Craft Patterns

Doodle Days #13 –  Blue Jean Painting, Wood Burn Spoons, Wood Carved Spoons, Leather Work, Free Lora S. Irish Patterns to Download, DIY Bookmaking, Bullet Journals, Scrap Booking, Card Making, Applique Quilting, Pyrography, Wood Carving

Painted Blue Jeans using our Free Doodle Patterns

how to paint blue jeans

Supplies:

1 pair of medium-blue blue jeans
1 cork-backed ruler
1-3 fine-point black fabric pens
1 set of 18 to 24 colors, medium-point fabric marking pens
1 set of assorted color fabric marking pens
1 piece of scrap cardboard, large enough to slide inside the pant’s leg
steam iron

Colore Dual Tip Fabric Markers

Super Markers Fabric and T-Shirt Permanent Ink Pens

Best 24 Colors Fabric Markers

Sharpie Fine Point Markers, 36 piece set

Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint Set, 18 Piece

 

how to paint blue jeans

Step 1:  Pre-wash your jeans to remove any starch or stabilizing chemicals.  Dry the jeans thoroughly before you begin painting.

free craft patterns

Free Doodle Pattern #043

Step 2:  Download your copies of our Free Doodle Patterns, here on LSIrish.com.  Type doodles into the search box in the header.  We are on numbers 043 to 045 today, which should give you a nice selection of designs to use.

Step 3:  Cut the scrap cardboard to fit inside of the pant’s leg, so that one end of the cardboard comes out the pant’s leg at the bottom.  You can move this cardboard as you work to protect the jeans from color blending through to the other side of the jeans.

Step 4:  With a black fabric marking pen begin doodling … use a light pressure on the pen tip for the smoothest and fullest line coverage.  Mix your main designs with long flowing line breaks and fill patterns.

free craft patterns

Free Doodle Pattern #044

Step 5:  Use a cork-backed ruler, laid along the inner leg seam line for your measurements for the edge trim design.  The cork will grab the fabric, keeping the ruler in place as you work.  My inner leg trim was worked at 1/2″ measurements.

Step 6: Have fun adding colors to your design.  Fill in some areas with a solid coloring, and in others just add a touch of line work.  Let some areas remain unpainted to allow the blue jean color to become part of your design.

Step 7:  Set your fabric pen colors according to your package directions.  My set only required a hot, steam pressing to become permanent coloring.

free craft patterns

Free Doodle Pattern #045

Step 8:  Flip your jeans over and do the back side of the leg.

Step 9:  You can create doodle designs on  the 6 1/2″ square white cotton fabric pieces using this same method and add them to your pants.  Fill in some areas of your pattern with the bright colors from your set.  After the patch has been hot, steam ironed it is ready to sew into place, anywhere on your doodle jeans.

 

 

 

how to paint blue jeans

Steam Punk Pattern Pack at Lora S. Irish’ pattern website, ArtDesignsStudio.com

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Painted Blue Jeans, Free Patterns

Painted Blue Jeans, Free Patterns

What could be more perfect for our Free Doodle Patterns than a pair of blue jeans?  How about the fact that I picked up these brand-new, never worn jeans at my local church thrift shop for $1 !

Doodle Days #13 –  Blue Jean Painting, Wood Burn Spoons, Wood Carved Spoons, Leather Work, Free Lora S. Irish Patterns to Download, DIY Bookmaking, Bullet Journals, Scrap Booking, Card Making, Applique Quilting, Pyrography, Wood Carving

free painted blue jeans patterns

Why wear your slogan or favor designs on the sleeve of your t-shirt when you can paint them onto the legs of your favorite pair of blue jeans?

 

Supplies:

1 pair of pale-blue or medium-blue blue jeans
1 fine-point black fabric pen
medium-point fabric marking pens – black, medium-blue, and pale-blue
1 set of assorted color fabric marking pens
several 6 1/2″ squares of white cotton fabric
needle and thread
1 piece of scrap cardboard, large enough to slide inside the pant’s leg
steam iron

These are the specific sets of colors that I used to create my Painted Blue Jeans:

Colore Dual Tip Fabric Markers

Super Markers Fabric and T-Shirt Permanent Ink Pens

Best 24 Colors Fabric Markers

Sharpie Fine Point Markers, 36 piece set

Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint Set, 18 Piece

 

free painted blue jeans patterns

Step 1:  Pre-wash your jeans to remove any starch or stabilizing chemicals.  Dry the jeans thoroughly before you begin painting.

Step 2:  Download your copies of our Free Doodle Patterns, here on LSIrish.com.  Type doodles into the search box in the header.  We are on numbers 040 to 042 today, which should give you a nice selection of designs to use.

Step 3:  Cut the scrap cardboard to fit inside of the pant’s leg, so that one end of the cardboard comes out the pant’s leg at the bottom.  You can move this cardboard as you work to protect the jeans from color blending through to the other side of the jeans.

Step 4:  With a black fabric marking pen begin doodling … use a light pressure on the pen tip for the smoothest and fullest line coverage.  Mix your main designs with long flowing line breaks and fill patterns.

Step 5:  With the pale-blue fabric pen, fill the areas around your main designs with a tight dot pattern.  Let the space between the dots increase as you move away from the central line of the design.

Step 6:  With the medium-blue fabric pen, re-work the central area of the background with tightly packed dots.

Step 7:  Using a fine-point black fabric pen, work a fill pattern over the pale-blue and medium-blue dot patterns.  I used small, tightly packed circles.

Step 8:  Set your fabric pen colors according to your package directions.  My set only required a hot, steam pressing to become permanent coloring.

Step 9:  Flip your jeans over and do the back side of the leg.

Step 10:  You can create doodle designs on  the 6 1/2″ square white cotton fabric pieces using this same method.  Fill in some areas of your pattern with the bright colors from your set.  After the patch has been hot, steam ironed it is ready to sew into place, anywhere on your doodle jeans.

free painted blue jean patterns

 

Free Doodle Pattern #040

 

Free Doodle Pattern #041

 

Free Doodle Pattern #042

 

Art Designs StudioFor more great pattern ideas for your painted blue jeans, please visit ArtDesignsStudio.com

 

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Doodle Day #4 Leather Covered Journal

Doodle Day #4 Leather Covered Journal

Doodle Day #4 – Leather Covered Journal

Pyrography Pen Tips by Lora Irish Free PDF that explores the strokes, patterns, and shading you can create with your pyrography pen tips.

Free Doodle Pattern 010

DIY Bookmaking, Bullet Journals, Scrap Booking, Card Making, Applique Quilting, Pyrography, Wood Carving, Wood Burn Spoons, Wood Carved Spoons, Leather Work, Free Lora S. Irish Patterns to Download

If you are a pyrographer and a journalist you will have fun working today’s projects.  We have been exploring the Artist’s Morgue File this week and our habit as artists to keep stacks, folders, and file boxes of scrap paper or digital images that spark our imagination.

 

 

 

Handmade, DIY Leather Journals are a great way to organize those little bits of inspiration.  Your front and back leather cover make a great media for your pyrography, the pages can be made with bullet journal pages, watercolor paper, or scrapbook paper.  Since the journal uses an easy lacing pattern, worked with twine or raffia, it is easy to open and refill the pages of your journal at any time.

The front two leather DIY Artist Journal patterns are available in the Great Book of Celtic Patterns, available on Amazon.com.  The back journal is worked on chipboard, covered with scrap paper, watercolor paper, and glitter tape.  It is a kettle stitched bound book.

 

 

Greenman Pyrography Leather Bullet Journal Project  – Free Green Man Pattern

Pyrography Greenman Leather Bullet Journal Cover

Pyrography Leather Griffin Journal  – Free Griffin Pattern

 And here are two more free doodle patterns –

Free Doodle Pattern 011

Free Doodle Pattern 012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By now you should have 11 free Lora S. Irish patterns stashed away in your craft folder on your desktop.  Three from Day #1, three from Day #2, and five for today.  See you on Monday, Jan 6th with more …

The Art of Leather Burning by Lora S. Irish

Available on Amazon.com

 

 

 

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Doodle Patterns, Lora Irish Artist Morgue

Doodle Patterns, Lora Irish Artist Morgue

Artist’s Morgue File:
A folder, cardboard box, drawer, or stack of collected ideas,
inspirations, and ‘someday’ projects that an artist accumulates
over a lifetime of crafting.

DIY Bookmaking, Bullet Journals, Scrap Booking, Card Making, Applique Quilting, Pyrography, Wood Carving, Wood Burn Spoons, Wood Carved Spoons, Leather Work,
Free Lora S. Irish Patterns to Download

Jan. 1st, 2019 – Goal for this month is to post two to three small, free patterns each working day of the month that you can use with your favorite craft.  The theme for January is Doodle Designs.

free Lora Irish Pattern to downloadI must have a dozen large cardboard boxes of scrap paper torn from magazines, newspaper ads, and even old books that I have saved over the years as inspirational ideas – just something to spark a new project.

There must be a ton of doodles.  Lots and lots of little, tiny, small designs that stand alone as a quick accent in so many crafts. Doodles created using my scrap papers as the inspiration for my own designs.

I won’t even guess how many digital files are stored on my external hard drive for the same reason.

Sometimes those pictures show an interesting layout pattern, perhaps a unique line divider, or even a color combination that really caught my eye.

Free Lora Irish patterns to download

Free Doodle Pattern 001

That hoard of scrap ideas even has a technical name – its an Artist’s Morgue File.

Because my morgue file is over 30 years in the making, and spread out everywhere in the studio, shop, and in my storage boxes, I thought as a goal for 2019 that I would start converting those ideas into some type of organization.

For my doodles I chose cardboard, kraft paper tags in a variety of shapes.  The tags run around 2 1/2″ ( 6.5 cm) wide and up to 3″ ( 7.5 cm) tall.

 

Blank Digital, Printable Tags

Lora Irish free patternsHere are blank digital copies of the two tags that I have used to begin my 2019 Morgue File of Little Patterns.

Please click on the image and it will open a new window.  Right hand click on the new, full-sized image and chose ‘save image’ to keep a copy on your computer.

Both patterns can be printed of card stock paper, directly from your computer printer so that you can create your own Morgue File tags.

Free Lora Irish patterns to downloadOver the next month I will be posting a few each day.  Two to three small designs that you can use with your pyrography wooden spoons, DIY Bullet Journal, and even as fun, applique quilt patterns.  And, perhaps, my ideas will spark new ideas for you to create your own.

Supplies for Morgue File Pattern Tags: 

Here’s what is in my kit.

free Lora Irish pattern for pyography

Free Doodle Pattern 002

Fine Point Black Markers

Fine Line Marking Pens, Color Assortment

240 Colored Gel Pens Assortment

PrismaColor Colored Pencils, Set of 48

Document Cleaning Pad – a must for any crafter

Square White Kraft Board Tags

Scalloped Edge White Kraft Board Heart Tags

Brown Kraft Board Star Tags

free doodle pattern

Free Doodle Pattern 003

Scalloped Edge White Round Kraft Board Tags

Scalloped Edge Brown Round Kraft Board Tags

Round Brown Kraft Board Tags

Variety Brown Kraft Board Tags

Acrylic Clear Glue Double Tip Tube

Gold, Silver, and Red Glitter Glue

 

Today’s Morgue File Project Idea:

Lora Irish Doodle JournalThe DIY Book Making Journal, shown right, uses a pen and ink, gel pen pattern, worked on 140 lb. cold press watercolor paper, as the book cover design.  This is a stitched book that holds 32 pages, also worked with the same watercolor paper.

The book boards – front and back cover – use light weight, brown kraft paper to cover the heavy cardboard pieces and to cover the stitched pages along the side of the book.

If you haven’t played with bookbinding yet, these links will get you stared.

DIY Kettle Stitch Bookbinding video on YouTube.com.

DIY Coptic Stitch Bookbinding video on YouTube.com

Simple Bookbinding video on YouTube.com

Stapled Bookbinding video on YouTube.com – quick and easy!

See ya tomorrow with more free, small, doodles for your crafting.  Thanks for reading ~ Lora Irish

Cane Topper Woodcarving by Lora Irish

Available on Amazon.com

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