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« on: July 12, 2004 05:08:32 AM »

I painted these shoes right here... and I would like to put some kind of sealant or something on- can anyone help me with what I should use?

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« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2004 06:05:19 AM »

Those are cute... where did you get them?

I would go with fabric paint. You can get the stuff in the bottles with the fine tips (a lot of people use to decorate t-shirts) & use the tips or squirt a little out & use with stapms, sponges, brushes, fingers what ever...

What were you looking to put on them?  design wise?  I'd be tempted to sew sequins & beaeds on them, maybe some small iron on patches.
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« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2004 06:34:35 AM »

Last week when I was in Joanns I saw a product that you add to acrylic paint to turn it into fabric paint. I don't remember the name of it but it was with other acrylics. You could also just go with regular fabric paint. I have not painted cloth with acrylics so I don't know if it would crack or peel.
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« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2004 06:39:58 AM »

thats textile medium. folk art makes it.
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2004 10:29:17 AM »

thanks guys!
i got them in some store in Grayton beach that was going out of business- haha- i want to paint swirls all over them- i was also thinking of sewing on some beads and sequins on, but i'm not sure- i will post a picture when they are done- thanks!
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2004 05:09:35 PM »

i found the fabric painting medium by deco art and used that... it has worked great so far! now I would like to know what to use to seal it... any ideas?
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2004 06:50:27 PM »

you're supposed to heat set it not sure how you'd do that with shoes.
« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2004 01:18:21 PM »

you're supposed to heat set it not sure how you'd do that with shoes.

I'm not too sure what heat setting means, but it sounds self-explanitory. Would using a blow-dryer work to heat set it?

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« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2004 09:45:12 PM »

I got a pair of wedge platforms that are covered in a red silk type fabric and I want to dye them black.  Any bright ideas on what to use?  I worry that fabric paint would crack on the flexible ankle strap and I worry that fabric dye would rub off on all surrounding areas.  I guess I worry too much.  Help!!!!
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« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2004 10:22:15 PM »

Would a sharpie marker work?
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