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Topic: Painted Converse (With Images) UPDATED APRIL 10, 2007  (Read 8198 times)
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« on: January 26, 2007 11:11:43 PM »

Hello, this is my first post! Wink

I guess I just decided to show you guys what I did when my mother decided to give me a brand-new pair of chucks on my birthday. I absolutely love customized stuff, plus I wasn't a fan of the cream-colored ones she decided I would absolutely love. This is actually just a simple painting job with acrylics. I guess I need some constructive criticism. Cheesy

Here they are:

Shoe 1, One Side

Shoe 1, Other Side

Shoe 2, One Side

Shoe 2, Other Side

They look better in person than in the pictures, but I guess this is already how they pretty much look anyways. Will be customizing more in the future.

Oh by the way, does anyone know if I could possibly stick some faux "swarovski" type things on the shoes (or will they just come off easily?) and how can one make this pair waterproof? I've not worn them yet because I'm afraid to ruin what I did in case the paint starts to run. And the acrylics gave them a rough, "painting"-like texture.. any way to fix that? Should I water down the paint more to make it smoother? Thanks for looking, I hope you enjoy them! Grin


Added this pair made for my boy.. 2 pictures, a closer look and the pair itself Grin

AND.. the silly cartoon-like pair I was making for my sister, complete with small swarovskis that cannot be seen in my blurry photo.

« Last Edit: April 10, 2007 07:48:13 AM by emulatris » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2007 10:53:26 AM »

although they're not my style, they look cool!
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2007 01:32:12 PM »

Dude, like WHOOOO. My mates are doing something like that to mine over half term. Just hope they look as good as yours.
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2007 02:43:19 PM »

amazing!  how long did it take you?
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2007 02:45:05 PM »

Those are good...you have alot of skill.

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« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2007 02:55:47 PM »

Those look amazing!

As for wearability, try spraying them with sealer like they do for leather shoes.  In a pinch, you could even use just acrylic gloss or matte sealer (from an airsol can)

Because they're canvas, though, I wouldn't worry too much about the paint.  It should stick pretty well.

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« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2007 03:36:57 PM »

Nice shoes!
I like how the paint on the logo makes it look like the logo is like coming off, or has pieces missing.

« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2007 11:36:01 AM »

if you go to michaels, you can get these swarovski crystals that have glue on the backs, and you can get this little "heat gun"? haha thing that has different gauges to fit the different sized crystals. but you "heat fuse" the crystals on, and then they can even withstand going into the washer and dryer. So I use this, and I like it a lot.

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« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2007 11:53:27 AM »

wow. these look amazing.  great job.

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« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2007 02:26:39 AM »

Thank you so much for all the comments and the helpful tips, I tried the acrylic sealer suggestion and it works great! Completely waterproof now Smiley

Next up in line: Swarovskis on my sister's pair. Will post them next Cheesy

EDIT: It took me more or less 2 days (but I had frequent breaks in between painting the 4 sides, so I'm not sure how long it really took me. Will try something less detailed next time.)
« Last Edit: January 29, 2007 02:31:11 AM by emulatris » THIS ROCKS   Logged
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