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« on: October 17, 2007 07:39:40 AM »

This weekend I'm ordering a white pair of converse just because I need some new shoes and the white ones are on sale cheap... ok.. I do not wear white. This is not going to work with my wardrobe. But I know how it can.

I want my boyfriend (a fantastic artist) to let loose and do artwork all over the new converse. The question is... what kind of inks or fabric paints or fabric pens will hold up best and not run or leak in the rain?

Bear in mind we live in England.

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« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2007 05:49:54 PM »

what i think i would do is find some paint like an acrylic or something and add textile medium as if to stencil a t-shirt... as long as you can heat set it (might be hard on a pair of shoes but you could probably get an iron in between the grommets) it won't run... plus you get a whole range of colours as opposed to supposedly waterproof inks which i've only seen in black. since cons are canvas i think you could treat them like any fabric... i think...

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« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2007 05:55:19 PM »

If you buy fabric paint, you usually don't even need to heat set it.

But acrylics should work fine, with or without fabric medium mixed in, since you probably won't be throwing these in the wash.  Wink
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« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2007 06:22:42 PM »

Acrylic it is. Boyfriend works with those all the time anyway Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2007 07:22:43 PM »

If you buy fabric paint, you usually don't even need to heat set it.

But acrylics should work fine, with or without fabric medium mixed in, since you probably won't be throwing these in the wash.  Wink

i think rainy mornings in england are almost as bad as the wash... i'd hate to see brand new shoes go runny
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« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2007 01:13:17 AM »

HAHA! You should see the state of my beautiful orange flower design converse I bought a few months back Ruined from the rain. I'm hoping acrylics will be less easy to get so dirty
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« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2007 03:12:07 AM »

Trere is a realy helpful Craft / Art shop in Manchester called "Fred Aldous". Give them a ring they should know what's best to use. What they don't know aint worth knowing. lol
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