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1  CROCHET / Crochet: Completed Projects / Re: Hooo's having a baby? on: June 12, 2012 04:18:23 AM
 Grin Gorgeous work!
2  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / Re: Simple painted canvas shoes, with tute on: August 09, 2011 05:57:10 PM
Whee! Thanks for all the encouragement. Please post up yours if you try your hand at a pair!  Grin
3  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: Crocheted brass knuckles = instantaneous badassness on: August 09, 2011 07:54:07 AM
Awesome!!  Grin
4  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Re: Joeli's Nursery Tree- lots of leafy pics on: August 09, 2011 07:45:29 AM
Fantastic! I love it  Grin
5  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: A couple of papercut cards on: August 09, 2011 07:44:37 AM
These are gorgeous! Such a neat job too. Well done  Grin
6  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / Simple painted canvas shoes, with tute on: August 09, 2011 07:33:15 AM
Hullo all!
I'm very new to Craftster, so please excuse me if I muff something! I've been very inspired by the amazing painted shoes people have been posting, and I finally made my own. Now I'm getting a lot of requests about how I did it, so I thought I'd try to post a tutorial. They are pretty simple and easy to do.  Cheesy

Here's the finished product!


To make these I used:
1 pair of white fabric or canvas shoes
ordinary pencil
1 black washable laundry sharpie
acrylic paint
fabric medium
paint brush
oven and oven thermometer

Step 1.
Come up with a design. I chose cats because these were a gift for my Mum who loves cats. Pull out the shoe laces, and draw your design onto the shoes using a pencil. If this is daunting, try printing a design you like and copying or tracing that. You can also try cutting out shapes and using them as templates to draw around.


Step 2.
Once you're happy with the pencil design, go over it all with the sharpie.


Step 3.
Mix up your paints. If you own fabric paints, ignore this step. I used acrylic paint and added a fabric medium. (I used Derivan) This will, once heat set, make the paint waterproof and permanent. I like my colours sparkly, so I also added an iridescent medium. Make sure the paint is nice and liquid, if it's too thick, water it down a bit.


Step 4.
Paint in the background. Don't trying to build the colour up in layers, it's more like staining the fabric. Allow to dry.


Step 5.
Paint in the shapes! I used metallic colours.  Grin Allow to dry.


Step 6.
Go over all the black lines again with the sharpie so they're nice and strong. I also painted the white stitched edges black.

Step 7.
Heat set the paint. It's very important not to skip this step or your paint may wash off if the shoes get wet! Follow the instructions on your fabric paint or medium, it will tell you how hot the fabric must get and for how long. In my case, I needed to heat the shoes to 150C for 4 minutes. I used my oven with an oven thermometer in it for accuracy. Preheat the oven until it is the correct temperature. Put the shoes onto some rags on a tray - this way the tray doesn't heat up and melt the soles of your shoes! Put them in for exactly the right amount of time, and keep an eye on them! Use good ventilation - hot shoes, even brand new ones, don't smell good. Remove and allow to cool.


Step 8.
Put the laces back in, and enjoy!
7  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Other Image Reproduction Techniques: Completed Projects / Re: Hand-Carving a Snowflake Stamp - "tutorial" - step-by-step process (IMAGE HEAVY) on: July 15, 2011 09:32:04 PM
Clearly I now need a speedball multi tip cutting tool.  Smiley  Your stamp looks great!
Me too! Thanks, this was inspiring!  Grin
8  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / Re: Ponyo Canvas Shoes!! on: July 15, 2011 09:23:09 PM
These are awesome! Not too busy either, I like the choice of design  Wink
9  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: Storybook fox painted on wood on: July 15, 2011 09:09:31 PM
What a gorgeous effect! There needs to be a series Smiley
10  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: Microworld on: July 15, 2011 08:51:07 PM
Very nice, much more exciting than plain shoes and not too complicated...  Smiley
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