Painted Jean Jacket | Retro Sunset

Painted Jean Jacket | Retro Sunset

Posted by DecoArt on Jun 3rd 2021

Create a DIY jean jacket with SoSoft ® Fabric Paint, the best paint for denim.


    • ruler
    • masking tape
    • shirtboard or plastic-covered cardboard
    • 3/8" rake brush
    • jacket
    • circle template
    • flat brush
    • white color pencil


    1. Creating a DIY Jean Jacket is easy with SoSoft™ fabric paint. Place the jean jacket on a stiff board-like wood or a shirt board. Make sure to pull the back area tight and secure the jacket with masking tape so it doesn't move while you are painting.
    2. Instruction #1
    3. Mask off the seam of the area you will be painting (the panel area on the back of the jacket).
    4. Instruction #2
    5. With a white colored pencil and a ruler, draw a horizontal line in the middle of the jacket or lower, if you prefer).Move the ruler down about 1"-2" and draw another horizontal line. Move the ruler and draw a slightly diagonal line. Below that, draw a wavy line. For the sun and sunrays, use something round or cut out the provided pattern to trace a half-circle onto the left side of the top line. Using the ruler, draw lines extending outward from the circle.
    6. Instruction #3
    7. With a flat brush, paint Antique Gold onto the sun shape and the very bottom line. Paint the area above the bottom yellow line with Green Apple.
    8. Instruction #4
    9. Continue to paint your way up the pattern. Paint area above the Green Apple with Buttermilk as well as some of the sun rays. Paint the area above the Buttermilk with Peacock Teal.
    10. Instruction #5
    11. Paint the area below the sun and some of the sunrays with Cadmium Orange Hue. Fill in the last sunrays with Bittersweet Orange. Allow to dry.
    12. Instruction #6
    13. This project is a fun and easy way to update an plain old jean jacket. SoSoft Fabric Acrylics work great on any denim diy projects for kids or adults.
    14. Instruction #7
    15. Optional: Add a second coat of the paint colors. Allow to dry. (Optional) Apply Clear Ice (Glitter) to the Buttermilk areas using a rake brush. Allow to dry completely.
    16. Instruction #8


    Sun/circle Pattern