Friday, December 21, 2012


I'm in the midst of a small(ish) obsession. 

I'm not talking about Korma Sutra - the new-to-me Indian restaurant that I ate lunch at the other day - though I AM obsessed with that too. No, I'm talkin bout metallic foiled sweaters, Willis. I Scored this Gap sweater at the Goodwill the other day, along with a grey cable knit sweater that I'm going to attempt to spray paint copper. I hope it works. 

I have also debated taping off this sweater and painting the tan stripes in metallic gold. Thoughts?

I am also dying to find another suitable sweater and dip the bottom in gold, a la the photo at the top.

I have been searching online for a good metallic foil tutorial, and so far have only come across one. It looks like she used a combination of regular metallic spray paint and a pot of metallic fabric paint as well. I have my copper Krylon ready to go, so I may try to give it a coat this weekend.

Has anyone else tried spray-painting clothing? I'm afeared of the smell once it's finished, cuz I plan to give it a good thick coating. According to Krylon's website, you CAN use their regular spray paint on clothing. We'll see how it works out, and of course, I'll share it here if it does.

Aaaaiiight homies, it's late, and I'm off to beddy bye. 

Sweater: Gap, thrifted
Pants: Target
Boots: Libby Edelman, TJ Maxx



Suzanne Carillo Style Files said...

Can't wait to hear how this turns out. I wanted to paint an image on a sweater but was too scared to ruin the sweater.


Zahra Sandberg said...

I too cannot wait to hear your spray painting results- I have a few pairs of jeans I'd love to call 'coated'- but please let me know if the paint runs or stains - I'd hate to leave a mark on someones couches!