Bringing back the hand-painted tights! I was actually commissioned to paint these for a burlesque Tim Burton show happening this weekend, for a Queen of Hearts Costume. I took these photos "to show" the person who asked me to paint them, to make sure they were alright. I may have gotten a little carried away though... and taken a whole bunch of outfit photos with them as well. But, I managed not to rip them... so no harm done! (Unless they read my blog. Let's hope they don't read my blog.)
Shirt - Vintage
Skirt - Wholesaledress
Tights - DIY'd (originally vintage sheers)
Bag - c/o Oasap
Boots - Rubi Shoes
Necklace - Stolen from boyfriend
Cameo Brooch - Ebay
Here's a little DIY...
How to make "Queen of Hearts" tights
What you will need:
Sheer white tights
Black fabric/acrylic paint
(*Important: The paint must be fairly thick, ie not runny*)
A pair of legs to paint on
What you do:
Making your stencil:
Get a long length of cardboard and fold it in half. Draw half-lovehearts on the folded edge of one side of the cardboard, larger at the top and getting smaller gradually as you go down.
Cut these out and unfold the cardboard. You should now have a nice stencil with some pretty love hearts.
Use these stencils for painting your tights. Follow instructions on how to do this here.
Don't forget to let them dry for a loooooong time on your legs! Wear them around for a few hours. I'm serious!!