Most of my jeans are stained with paint or hole ridden.
Not by design.
I paint regularly in them and have earned every rip, tear, and stain. Remarkably, people come up to me and ask where I got my jeans.
A candid experiment.
Be prepared: It's a drawn out process but worth the effect.
Click on images to see what I mean.
These jeans were on clearance for $20.
Going for a cropped look, I used a straight edge and a razor,
Using a ruler, I striated various colors with a palette knife into the denim.
The trick to using acrylic paint on jeans is
Sand lightly with 120 grit, use a shop vac or brush off dust.
However, the acrylic is permanent.