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DIY Rainbow Pastel Ice Cream Painted Tights

posted in Fashion
02/23/2015
  • You will need:
2 x magic foam sponge, 1 pair x white tights, ice cream line drawing, 2B pencil, pin, acrylic paint, fabric fixative, paint palette/ plastic tray, cotton buds (Q-tips), small fine-tipped paintbrush, hairdryer, iron
    You will need:
    2 x magic foam sponge, 1 pair x white tights, ice cream line drawing, 2B pencil, pin, acrylic paint, fabric fixative, paint palette/ plastic tray, cotton buds (Q-tips), small fine-tipped paintbrush, hairdryer, iron
  • Draw or print out from Google Images a line drawing of an ice cream. Make sure the stencil fits inside the edges of the foam sponge (6 x 10cm). I wouldn't advise using an ordinary kitchen sponge as the holes are often too big.
    Draw or print out from Google Images a line drawing of an ice cream. Make sure the stencil fits inside the edges of the foam sponge (6 x 10cm). I wouldn't advise using an ordinary kitchen sponge as the holes are often too big.
  • Trace around the outline of the stencil using a soft pencil. Optional: Flip the stencil over and trace around it onto a second sponge so that the finished ice creams will have slight differences between them. This gives a more natural look to the final outcome.
    Trace around the outline of the stencil using a soft pencil. Optional: Flip the stencil over and trace around it onto a second sponge so that the finished ice creams will have slight differences between them. This gives a more natural look to the final outcome.
  • Poke small holes along the outline of the ice cream using a pin. I found that the texture of the magic foam was a bit like the honeycomb of a Cadbury Crunchie bar except bouncier, so it was very easy to use the pin to 'cut' along the dotted holes.
    Poke small holes along the outline of the ice cream using a pin. I found that the texture of the magic foam was a bit like the honeycomb of a Cadbury Crunchie bar except bouncier, so it was very easy to use the pin to 'cut' along the dotted holes.
  • As long as the top outline of your foam stamp has been cut out sharply precisely, it's fine to tear away the bottom half. This is why my foam stamps (above) look pretty shoddy but it's actually mostly the bottom half that has blurry edges.
    As long as the top outline of your foam stamp has been cut out sharply precisely, it's fine to tear away the bottom half. This is why my foam stamps (above) look pretty shoddy but it's actually mostly the bottom half that has blurry edges.
  • Whip out your trusty old paint tubes and decide on your colour combinations. I'm using plastic take away container lids as my mixing palette.
    Whip out your trusty old paint tubes and decide on your colour combinations. I'm using plastic take away container lids as my mixing palette.
  • When mixing acrylic paint and fabric fixative, follow the instructions on the label. Since the fabric fixative itself is white, you may need to factor this in when trying to achieve your desired hue.
    When mixing acrylic paint and fabric fixative, follow the instructions on the label. Since the fabric fixative itself is white, you may need to factor this in when trying to achieve your desired hue.
  • Tip: Start off adding less colour than you think you'll need. It's better to keep adding small amounts of colour than to waste huge dollops of white paint.

  • Once you're happy with the colours, mix them together a bit with cotton buds.
    Once you're happy with the colours, mix them together a bit with cotton buds.
  • Press the foam stamp into the paint tray, making sure the paint is evenly spread. The colours will keep developing as you keep restamping. Remix or add new colours as desired. I had one tray with yellow, pink and mint and another tray with lilac, blue and yellow.
    Press the foam stamp into the paint tray, making sure the paint is evenly spread. The colours will keep developing as you keep restamping. Remix or add new colours as desired. I had one tray with yellow, pink and mint and another tray with lilac, blue and yellow.
  • Put on the tights and stamp directly onto your stockinged leg. Repeat on both legs until you're happy with the distribution of ice creams.
    Put on the tights and stamp directly onto your stockinged leg. Repeat on both legs until you're happy with the distribution of ice creams.
  • Once the paint has dried sufficiently, paint over the outlines using white paint (+fabric fixative) and a small fine-tipped paintbrush. Use your original drawing as your guide.
    Once the paint has dried sufficiently, paint over the outlines using white paint (+fabric fixative) and a small fine-tipped paintbrush. Use your original drawing as your guide.
  • Dry the paint using a hairdryer. (Make sure the painted areas haven't stuck to your legs or it'll be hard to remove the tights once they've completely dried). Once the paint has sufficiently dried, iron the tights to fix the paint.
    Dry the paint using a hairdryer. (Make sure the painted areas haven't stuck to your legs or it'll be hard to remove the tights once they've completely dried). Once the paint has sufficiently dried, iron the tights to fix the paint.
  • Tip: Pull the tights over a roll of fabric/ rolled up clothing to make your ironing job easier. Do not iron directly onto the paint as it could transfer onto your iron. Place a small piece of fabric between the iron and the tights.

  • Enjoy your delicious new tights! Oh and give your legs a good scrub.
    Enjoy your delicious new tights! Oh and give your legs a good scrub.

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