Thursday, 12 July 2012
Oh my days I am having some problems with spray paint! I thought it would be easy, turns out its not! I bought some spray paint off ebay thinking I could do some American type shorts, plain stars and Union jack shorts but there were lots of problems. With the cans, the problem was that the second time I went to use them above, the blue ran out! That's how much I got on the shorts, it's ridiculous! I had used them on the shorts below (and a bit on paper to keep the pressure even) but that is such a stupid small amount for almost £7! Now the shorts are kinda ruined unless I find some fabric paint as dyeing them with dylon wash dye won't really work. I definitely wouldn't recommend the sprays I linked to! I know they're meant for kids but I thought I'd at least get a few goes out of them. I'm too scared to use the red in case that runs out too since I used more of that the first time. And I spent ages cutting out stars and making sure none of the spray would go where I wouldn't because of the disaster below, and it was all for nothing.
As for the pair above, that was my own fault. I used cardboard for the stars which worked perfectly, and for the stripes I just used clear tape. But my table was on a bit of a slant, and the red paint was really runny and so my stripes were aweful, and barely there and such a mess. So I decided to just spray the whole half of it red and maybe try to work it out later (I haven't touched them since though), and the red bled through to the back of the shorts since it ran so much, and that's why the first photo there was cardboard everywhere! Sigh. They look okay from the front, but the back has a small patch and the sides over the seam. Anyway, I thought I'd share a few of my DIY disasters with DIYing shorts, as I seem to can't get these right!
I'd also like to say thanks to all my new followers, I now have 20! I know its such a small number compared to other blogs, but to me it feels like loads, so thanks for following me! :) Also, as another thanks don't forget to enter my giveaway. Only five people have entered so the odds for winning are really high! And on another note, I'm slowly catching up with blog reading and general internet life, it's taking forever! Every time I think I've nearly caught up on my blog reading, there's a whole new batch of them to read! Does anyone else have that problem?