Well here I am with try #2 on my DIY project and I am much happier with the final result.
I've painted with acrylic paints on jeans and t-shirts before but this was the first time I'd tried it on a sweater. You need to pounce a bit more with your brush to get in between the knit, but overall I'm happy with how it turned out. I'm relieved since I have plans on making another painted sweater in the future.
You will need: a pink sweater, red acrylic paint, red sequins, red embroidery thread and a red or pink sharpie.
Cut out a heart shape from a piece of paper and center it on the sweater. Pin to sweater.
Place a piece of cardboard in behind the heart in the sweater to protect it from bleeding through. Then take a sharpie in a colour close to what you will be painting with and outline the heart.
Remove the paper and you will have a heart like this.
Start painting your sweater. I just used acrylic paint that was thinned with a bit of water but you can add acrylic medium so that you won't need to paint 2 coats, otherwise adding water will dilute the saturation of the paint.
Allow to dry completely.
I chose to outline my heart using embroidery floss and then I added some sparkle by stitching on some sequins.
You can see that the edges look a bit like watercolour which I like.
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