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Denim Jacket Art: Abstract Floral Lady

Special request and custom orders for clients never gets boring! Rarely do two people ask for the same thing! And also rarely does someone ask me for something that stumps me. This denim jacket art (almost) got me.

Denim Jacket Art Abstract Floral Lady by Traceys Fancy

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The Design Plan

I was recently asked by a very special client to create denim jacket art for her.....of a lady with flowers on her head!!

She sent me GORGEOUS paintings of ladies with the most amazing florals on their heads done by trained and fine artists! That is not me!!!

Although I have painted many many denim jackets. See my favorite custom painted denim jackets HERE! I had to tell her I wasn't sure that I was the right person for the job......which wasn't easy!

She let me know that I anything I created she would be happy with and to use one of the images she had sent as inspiration.

Her only request was for the flowers to be pink, red and ivory!  

Supplies Used: Denim Jacket Art

Chalk Mineral Paints (4 oz sizes would be perfect for this type of project)

Your colors choices will be unique to your custom denim jacket art but these are the chalk mineral paint colors that I used for this project...

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Denim Jacket Art: Abstract Floral Lady

So with much fear and trepidation.....and ALL of her faith in me.....I went for it!

Denim Jacket laying on table before painting

Step 1: Sketching the Design

My favorite part of denim jacket drawing on the freshly painted white background (that I created myself using chalk mineral paint). 


Sketching out the design is very exciting to me....and then locking in the design with my Sharpie marker is even more exciting! 

denim jacket art sketched and outlined by Traceys Fancy

By this time, I've usually found my confidence!

Step 2: Time to Paint!

I loved starting with the her face and shoulders first.  It reminded me of a giant solid tree trunk with roots....completely grounded and strong!

And then getting to move up into the florals with their bright colors finally adding life to the art!  

I love using chalk mineral paints on the denim as it works so beautifully with water and blends like a dream to allow me to highlight and shadow easily!

close up of flower painted on denim jacket art


How to Paint a Custom Denim Jacket

For more step-by-step instructions for painted denim jacket art you can check out several other of my denim jacket blogs listed below...

Or maybe you want to consider one of my denim painting course!


Step 3: Adding Depth in the Background

Once I had the florals exactly like I wanted them, I filled in the rest of the background with this gorgeous green....which is actually a blend of green and yellow.  

custom blending green and yellow chalk mineral paint

I love how it serves as a supporting actor to the center stage florals!  

Denim Jacket Art Abstract Floral Lady by Traceys Fancy

Step 4: Finishing the Design and Sealing for Lasting Wear

To finish this always...I outlined my work using a black Posca Pen


I heat set the art using a tea towel and an iron (with no steam).  

Denim Jacket Art Abstract Floral Lady by Traceys Fancy

And finally, brushed on a light layer of Easy Peasy Spray wax for lasting wear!

The Finished Denim Jacket Art

In the end, I'm quite pleased. 

It is far from a fine art masterpiece....but I'm ok with that!

I'm mostly thankful to my client for her belief in me....and for loving it!

Denim Jacket Art Abstract Floral Lady by Traceys Fancy

Now it's your turn!!!

If you'd like to order a custom painted jacket you can follow the link below. We can create something unique together!!


More Inspiration: Painted Denim Jackets

I have been painting on denim for years! ALL the denim that I can get my hands on. Here are more of my unique styles for your inspiration:

Click on any photo below for more up-close photos and all the design details



How can I help with YOUR Custom Denim project?

Paint Your Own Project

If you would like to paint your own denim/canvas project but would like more (video) instruction, I have a very detailed (and affordable) course, Denim Painting 101, that guides you through all the steps to create your own canvas/denim. This 1.5+ hour course gives you all the tricks and tips to make it look great and just as importantly make it LAST through the wash!

Allow ME to paint it for YOU!

I offer a variety of painted denim projects that I custom create for you! You provide the vision, we collaborate on the final look, and I create a beautiful lasting piece just for you! See all my painted denim/canvas offerings HERE...or just shoot me an email with your custom design ideas.


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