So, right out of the gate, I have to admit that this project is entirely inspired by Anna Rifle Bond. You guys know her work, right? She’s, just, I can’t even. Everything she does is gorgeous. And of course I follow her on Instagram. So, when I saw this photo of her re-made black blazer using PUFFY PAINT (no lie), harps started playing in my head, I saw stars, my fingers started itching, and well, you know how it goes. I got my hands on some puffy paint as fast as I could. It was like 1992 was back full force.
Sadly, Anna Rifle Bond I am not. At all. While I happily played around with some geometric patterns for an hour or so on a few scraps of fabric, my hands are not Zen master steady and a beautiful, intricate pattern was not happening. Enter plan B. The Swiss cross. The trend is EVERYWHERE. And I love it, every single time. So simple, so clean, so modern.
I wasn’t ready to sacrifice an article of my clothing yet, but I sure as heck was ready to offer up a denim jacket of my daughter’s that came from a thrift store. She’s got maaaaaybe another month before she outgrows it, so if I bungled the whole thing, it wasn’t a big loss. Lucky for both of us, it came out super cute and I feel slightly redeemed from my Anna Rifle Bond-wannabe failure.
Puffy paint, y’all. It’s back.