I started by cutting three strips of denim. These were not measured nor did I use a straight edge for cutting. I wanted them to be "perfectly imperfect". On the first strip, I used the PS226 Stencil and Hey Pesto Fresco Finish Paint. Nothing fancy here, I just applied one layer of paint through the stencil.
This is where I wanted to see if I could heat emboss on this denim! There are a few tips on the internet that say if you apply a layer of gloss gel medium to the denim, it will emboss better. Two things about this: I didn't have any gloss gel plus I'm highly impatient so waiting on drying time just wouldn't work for me, hahaha!
I used regular embossing ink as well as a super fine, detail white embossing powder. Things we already have in our stash! TIP: I found that heating quickly works the best. In fact, I'm not 100% sure the embossing powder is fully melted! It still has a slightly gritty texture but does not rub off. If you heat for too long, the powder melts right into the denim and almost disappears.
This is how it turned out with no prep to the denim. These are very detailed stamps and I love how it turned out!! I wanted a boho-ish vibe to my projects so the EGL04 set worked perfectly!!
Now, it's time to put everything together! I dusted off my sewing machine for this. Please don't judge my sewing skills!!