This was one of those ideas after a few glasses of wine. And having had the idea I could not wait long enough for the shops to open to buy the correct paint – Foolishly I would rather spend 5-6 hours painting with the wrong paint! The paint I needed was textile paint, the paint I had was normal paint and really old textile medium. It worked fine except it sat on top of the jean forming a skin instead of soaking in like normal textile inks that I bought the next day and used to finish the jeans. Oh well, they are sooo loud that hopefully folk will not notice the difference in texture.
The inspiration for my first pair are Matisse cut outs. I have ideas for many others but not so sure that I would wear them, so I am thinking along the lines of painted hats instead!