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Angelus Tutorials: Custom Denim


Give new life to old denim with Angelus Paints. Jeans, jackets and any piece of denim clothing can be customized, just like leather, you just have to have the right tools and products. Angelus Direct sponsored artist @sophiesophss recently took us through the steps you need to take to create your own denim custom.


-Vinyl Stencil

-Heat Gun

-Flat White Angelus Paint


-Graphite tracing paper


-Detail brushes

-Black Paint

-Red Paint

-Chili Red Paint

-Orange Paint

-Yellow Paint

-Matte 4-Coat

1. Create Your Design

When you've decided what you want your design to be you can either paint it freehand or use a stencil. Having a print out or sketch of your design will also help. Here a vinyl stencil is transferred to the jeans using transfer tape. Once the vinyl stencil is in place you can use a heat gun to make sure the edges are fully adhering to the jeans.

2. Paint the Base 

For this tutorial Flat White Angelus Paint is used to block out the shape. Tracing along the edges and only taking paint right to the edge of the stencil helps keep paint from leaking underneath the edges.

3. Transfer the Design

To transfer the design on top of the Flat White Angelus Paint you can use graphite tracing paper. Use a detail brush to cover this outline in black paint and then fill in the rest of the design in red paint and chili red paint with orange and yellow accents.

4. Finishing Touches

When you finish painting your design you can remove the vinyl stencil. Clean up the edges by painting a black border around the edge. A layer of Matte 4-Coat on top will help protect the design.

More Custom Tutorials

If you want to see more custom tutorials like this one, make sure to subscribe to the Angelus YouTube channel to learn tips and techniques.

Also, make sure to follow Angelus on Instagram and check out our online store to grab the materials you need to create your own custom designs!

Glitterlites Do's and Don'ts

Adding some shine to your customs is easy to achieve with the addition of Glitterlites paint. You no longer have to deal with the mess of glue and loose glitter when you want to add some sparkle. There are nineteen different colors to choose from, so it's easy to find the right shade. This paint works a little differently than normal paint, so here are some tips and tricks for getting the most out of your Glitterlites paint.


Before you begin do make sure to mix the Glitterlites paint so the glitter is evenly distributed. The heavier glitter can sink to the bottom, so this will help you get even coverage.

For maximum color saturation do apply Glitterlites over a similar hue of Angelus Paints

Do mix different Glitterlites paints to create your own custom colors. Adding black Glitterlites can help you add dimension, while adding white can add a frosty feel.

Do add Angelus 2-Thin if you're looking to thin out the coverage.


You don't need to apply a finisher on top of Glitterlites paint. A finisher will dull the shine, Glitterlites paint won't flake so a finisher isn't necessary.

Don't try to use Glitterlites paint with an airbrush. The larger pieces of glitter in Glitterlites paint make it too thick for an airbrush. A standard brush is the best way to apply it.

You can mix Glitterlites with paint, but it's not recommended as it will cover up some of the shine. We recommend applying Glitterlites over an already painted surface so the glitter can shine through.

For other one of a kind products be sure to check out Angelus Direct.

Akumal Arts Festival Shoe Painting Workshop

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Whether it's painting murals, holding workshops or putting on performances, the Akumal Arts Festival aims to bring the community together through art. The festival draws both local and international artists, including @registered_artist, who will be creating a mural as part of the event.

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Angelus Brand is proud to be a sponsor of the Akumal Arts Festival and worked together with @registered_artist to put on a free shoe painting workshop for local children.

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This past Saturday ten students met at the local community center for the workshop where Angelus Direct had donated ten pairs of shoes and the paints and supplies needed to customize them. 

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With Angelus Brand paint, brushes and tape on hand the workshop was a great opportunity for local children in need to not only get a new pair of shoes, but create their own one of a kind custom.

Find everything you need to create your own customs at Angelus Direct.