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« on: September 18, 2007 11:19:22 PM »

I painted these with regular acrylic paint for a friend of mine. The tops of the shoes are the front of sugar skulls and the back of the shoe is the bottom jaw of the skull. I wanted it to look like she had her foot in the skull's mouth.
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« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2007 11:22:54 PM »

This rocks!

I would so wear that. I think I will have to go get me a pair of sneakers to butcher.
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« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2007 11:35:27 PM »

Coolest.. Sh*t Ever.
Consider selling those.. seriously..
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« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2007 11:38:00 PM »

Indeed! This Rocks!

Thats an amazing painting job, I love to decorate vans, and I always take forever and am as careful as I can be, and they never turn out as amazing as that! you have talent!
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« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2007 12:32:29 AM »

These are AMAZING!  Shocked Your pin stripping skills are excellent.
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« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2007 01:59:27 AM »

those are awesome,i have put them in my wist Grin
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« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2007 05:11:53 AM »

These are all kinds of beautiful!  Did you seal them or treat your paint with anything to make sure it sticks? 
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« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2007 07:05:15 AM »

Wow, you are so talented. Shocked
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« Reply #8 on: September 19, 2007 07:56:53 AM »

Wow, the "painted shoes" bar is really being raised high lately!  I thought the same thing looking at these:

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=196713.msg2080275;topicseen#msg2080275

The level of detail here is just amazing.  Did you put that on with a brush?  How on earth did you get such thin lines?  And they are so straight, doesn't the bumpy texture of the shoes make that almost impossible?

Your subject matter is genius.  I love DoD and would have never thought of that.  This sort of inspiration is what keeps me addicted to the Crackster!
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« Reply #9 on: September 19, 2007 07:58:08 AM »

those are fantastic! great job!!! The detail is AMAZING!
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« Reply #10 on: September 19, 2007 10:45:23 AM »

I used the thinest brush I could find and made sure the paint was watered down a bit. If you start with thick paint it gets lumpy and the lines won't be the same thickness. I had to go over a few lines but the extra time was worth it. I didn't seal them or anything because when ever I get regular acrylic paint on my clothes it NEVER comes off, no matter how hard I try.
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« Reply #11 on: September 19, 2007 11:29:39 AM »

These are beautiful!
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« Reply #12 on: September 19, 2007 01:56:15 PM »

so cool.  well done!
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« Reply #13 on: September 26, 2007 08:44:53 PM »

These are amazing!  I lOVE the details you have in the sugar skulls.
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« Reply #14 on: April 18, 2008 11:33:33 PM »

Wow. and just WOW.

Please please please go into the shoe business and sell me a pair!!!! Those are incredible. I want my feet eaten by sugar skulls too!
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« Reply #15 on: April 20, 2008 09:03:25 AM »

These are awesome.  You did a very neat job.
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« Reply #16 on: June 05, 2008 10:26:22 AM »

Those are so beautiful it's offensive. Really. I love sugar skulls, and then you had to go and add a key and lock, and that's just putting it over the edge of awesome and into the pit of SO AMAZING THAT IT'S PAINFUL.

So take your painfully offensive awesomeness to Etsy and sell us all some sugar skull shoes!

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« Reply #17 on: June 05, 2008 10:30:21 AM »

So take your painfully offensive awesomeness to Etsy and sell us all some sugar skull shoes!
Here here!!! Etsy Etsy Etsy!!!! Sell Sell Sell!!! Smiley

please?

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« Reply #18 on: June 05, 2008 03:59:15 PM »

I'd hate to buy a bunch of shoes and get all the wrong sizes. What's the average size girls wear now a days?
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« Reply #19 on: June 05, 2008 04:40:31 PM »

I'd hate to buy a bunch of shoes and get all the wrong sizes. What's the average size girls wear now a days?
My feet are not completely typical. I wear an 8 double-wide or an 8 1/2 wide, or a 9 regular width. I have duck feet. heehee

I think the majority of my friends are 7-9. These are US sizes.

I would gladly ship you a pair of shoes I have already tried on. Then you could paint them and post them as a pre-sold item. Etsy gets their 3.5% and you get paid, and I get the coolest shoes on the planet (OK second coolest, after your originals.)
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« Reply #20 on: June 21, 2008 12:51:12 PM »

LOVE them!  You did an awesome job! Grin
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« Reply #21 on: June 22, 2008 05:53:30 AM »

i think it's safe to say that those are pretty much awesome
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« Reply #22 on: June 22, 2008 03:08:49 PM »

Very nicely done.  I've been wanting to customize some black or patterned shoes for a while now, and these look so great that I may be inspired to do so soon.  Awesome!
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