Painted with acrylic paint mixed with textile medium, using a stippling brush, in stripes of colour from white to deep sea green. Next step is to sew up the legs to make the bag shape.
I liked the painted effect so much I almost put the jeans back in my wardrobe to wear them again!
News on the paint-covered jeans from my artist friend -- he threw the last pair out! After promising them to me and everything! As consolation, he gave me a shirt, and promised to have one last look through his rag bag for the jeans. The shirt will make some great applique fabric for my bag, though.