6月の月刊テーマはDIY! オリジナルデニムを作ろう!

6月の月刊テーマ“DIY” 、最終回はデニムパンツです!ジャケットでもオッケーです!
For the last post of our DIY Wednesday, let’s learn how to design your own denim pants! It’s also fun designing jackets too.

What you need 必要なモノ:

-Acrylic paint アクリル絵の具

-Paint brushes 絵筆

Fabric Medium

-Denim clothing デニムの服
※ストレッチのきいたものではなく、しっかりしたデニム素材のものが好ましいです。特に、大きなデザインを描きたい場合は、薄いものや、簡単に折れるものは避けましょう。 小さなデザインで良ければ、そこまで気にしなくて大丈夫です!

-Iron アイロン


Directions 作り方:

-Fill a cup with water, to rinse off your brushes between colors.

-For your design, If you’re going to paint a large picture, first paint the area white. This will be your first layer.

-Now lightly trace your design in pencil.

-After you have drawn a rough sketch of your design, it’s time to paint!

-To prepare your paints just squeeze out the amount you need, mix any colors if you would like. When you’ve gotten the amount and shade you want, mix a small bit of fabric medium in the paint.
*use a toothpick or the back of your paintbrush to mix, not your brush.*
*be sure the amount of paint you have is enough for two coats. It’ll be very difficult to get the exact shade if you run out.*

-After each color, let the paint dry for a few minutes, rinsing your brush and moving on to the next color when fully dried.

-When you’re done painting let your design dry for 10-20 hours so everything is completely 100% dry.

-Time to heat set! Acrylic paint is made of plastic, so to make it stay on the material and not wash away you have to melt the acrylic plastic to the clothing. Turn your denim clothing inside out and iron the backside of the painting. DO NOT iron on top of the painting itself or you might end up destroying both the painting and the iron. Iron for 5-7 minutes total, about 1 minute at a time. After each minute, stop ironing and let the denim cool down.

-And you’re done!! Enjoy your new denim pants/Jacket!

rinse: すすぐ
squeeze: 絞る
melt: 溶ける
destroy: 壊す

6月の月刊テーマはDIY! タイルでオリジナルコースターを作ろう!


I always enjoy holding art parties with my friends at home. With some paints and a glass of wine, it’s the perfect activity during these times. This week we’re going to learn how to make tile coasters to brighten up your house! Supplies can be found at Tokyu Hands, Sekaido, or other large craft stores.

Supplies 材料:

-square ceramic tiles  セラミックタイル
-Acrylic paint/ paint brush  アクリル絵の具/絵筆
-Mod Podge clear acrylic sealant (or any clear sealant) Mod Podgeアクリルシーラー(他透明なコーティング剤なら何でも)
-Super glue  強力接着剤
-Scissors  ハサミ
-Thin cork sheet  コルクシート


Directions 作り方:

1.Take your tile and clean the shiny side with water to clean it from any dirt and oils.

2.With the acrylic paints, enjoy drawing your design! (be careful to not use a lot of paint on the tiles and only a thin layer of paint. That way it’ll dry faster and stick to the tile better.)

3.Allow some time for the paints to dry.

4.One the paints are completely dried, paint a layer of Mod podge clear acrylic sealant with a clean paintbrush.

5.Once the sealant is dry, cut a square piece of cork sheet , any size that fits the bottom of your tile

6. Super glue the square cork sheet piece to the bottom of your tile. (you can also stack something heavy on top of the tile to help the cork sheet stick nicely to the tile.)


7.Wait the amount of time suggested on the glue package. And then you’re set!


Bonus! おまけ!
You can get some ribbon and wrap your tiles together and turn it into the perfect gift!


brighten up: 明るくする、活気づける
stick: くっつく
completely: 完全に
stack: (物を)積み上げる