After a coworker asked me if I could make her a bridal jacket, I jumped on Google to see what she was talking about. I realized this was a super fun and emerging wedding trend: custom painted jackets (leather or denim). I decided to give it a go and I (and the bride-to-be) am thrilled with how it turned out! We’ve even included several free downloadable templates to get the whole bride tribe decked out in custom jackets. Follow along to learn how to make your own DIY painted leather jacket!
- Accent Stencil
- Sponge Stencil Brush
- Pallet Knife
- Pallet Tray
- Studio 71 Acrylic Paint
- Paint Brushes
- Heavy Cardstock
- Downloadable PDF Templates:
- Jacket of your choice
Download your choice of template and cut out your stencil. You can cut it using an xacto knife, or if you have a Cricut Maker, that makes things even easier. Before stenciling, use rubbing alcohol to wipe the area you will be painting to make sure it’s clean of all oil and dust.
After your area is prepped and dry, squeeze about a teaspoon of white paint in the palette and a small dab of red.Mix the colors together to make a pink shade for the your letters.
When stenciling, don’t overload the sponge brush. An overloaded brush will guarantee paint to flow under the stencil. Dab it in the center of the palette to distribute the paint and remove any excess paint from the sponge.When stenciling with a sponge brush, use an easy up and down motion. Without moving the stencil, add a second coat of paint.Once you remove the stencil, the edges can be cleaned up using a paint brush.Repeat the process of stenciling the flowers on and cleaning them up using a paint brush. (Yes, I let my Mrs. dry before putting my palette on it.)Let all paint dry completely and you’re ready to wear!
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