NYLON staffers created unique, DIY projects using denim in honor of our annual Denim Issue. Check back here every day of August to see a new project.
What you’ll need:
Medium-sized paint brush
Step 1: Tape off the edges of the back panel of your jacket to prevent the paint from getting on any other sections.
Step 2: Using a ruler and a pencil, lightly draw guidelines roughly 2 inches apart, to ensure that your writing will be straight.
Step 3: Choose a phrase to write on your jacket, and choose it wisely. (You can never go wrong with Chance the Rapper lyrics, by the way.)
Step 4: Freehand draw the lyrics along the lines using a medium-sized paint brush. No need for perfection here, so words can be cut off, and the edges of the letters can be rough.
Step 5: Let the paint dry for about 10 minutes, then apply a second coat.
Step 6: Let the paint completely dry overnight, then wear your jacket around town and make everyone jealous.