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bruised apple
« Reply #40 on: January 04, 2007 06:29:37 AM »

this are so beautifull!  You're feet must be super proud...in a contained, stoic, zen sort of way.  Happy, lucky feet !
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« Reply #41 on: January 04, 2007 06:48:27 AM »

I really appreciate that you included a 'before' photo and the tutorial. 

Maybe the heals (since they are black) can just bear a red seal which accompanies so many chinese and japanese painted works.  A simple vertical seal.  You'd probably make an awesome one unique to yourself.

Also, for sealant consider some conservator's wax from Talas.  It's not expensive and if you sell the shoes you can advertise a long lasting enviro-friendly finish (doesn't yellow with time, may be pH Neutral).  (Does Scotch guard peel over time?)  There's another conservator's product my friend Esther-the-Great uses (SC-2000?) which I'll get back to you on.

Anyway, your shoes are awesome and I've put my own cheap canvas sneakers on notice  Smiley

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clobo_the_hobo
« Reply #42 on: January 04, 2007 02:23:28 PM »

Wow!!   Shocked just Wow!! I LOVE these!
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« Reply #43 on: January 04, 2007 07:04:57 PM »

Those are so amazing!
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jls914
« Reply #44 on: January 04, 2007 07:44:29 PM »

Those are really cool, id wear the all the time. A question though, i have painted a pair of vans before with fabric paint and it made the canvas stiff, i got the paint from walmart, and painted the white checks blue and pink. the front was stiff from the paint before i washed them, but is better now. Did that happen with yours?
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« Reply #45 on: January 04, 2007 07:59:19 PM »

Those are really cool, id wear the all the time. A question though, i have painted a pair of vans before with fabric paint and it made the canvas stiff, i got the paint from walmart, and painted the white checks blue and pink. the front was stiff from the paint before i washed them, but is better now. Did that happen with yours?

nope, it seems pretty flexible. i'm confused though- what was wrong with them being stiff? did it make it hard to wear them? did the paint crack?
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« Reply #46 on: January 05, 2007 01:11:59 PM »

Holy cow! Those are so rad. So rad that they made me say "Holy cow" Roll Eyes
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rosered6
« Reply #47 on: January 07, 2007 11:13:20 AM »

wow - my jaw dropped when i saw these - they are amazing!  (and they also inspire me to do something with mine that are pretty boring and just sitting in the closet)
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midoritsuru
« Reply #48 on: January 07, 2007 02:07:50 PM »

These are a glorious work of art! Great job.
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colarific
« Reply #49 on: January 08, 2007 02:41:01 PM »

SUPER-FANTASTIC.... I LOVE these!! You are quite talented!
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