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« on: December 26, 2007 12:36:25 PM »

I want to recreate this rain boot



 I'm not too sure which paints would hold up on rubber and rain.  Any suggestions would be so greatly appreciated. 
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« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2007 12:42:27 PM »

RAAR grr ugggh!  As for paint, first find out if the boot you're going to paint is actually rubber (a natural product made from plants) or some kind of plastic or vinyl.  It's plastic of vinyl you might be able to find a primer that will adhere to it onto which you can paint with acrylic or latex paint.  I think the biggest difficulty will be finding something to hold up the the flexing and stretching of the substrate w/o cracking and giving a place for water to get underneath and start destroying your work.  I wonder if the Krylon spray paint for plastics would work?  You'd not be able to brush it on, but could do stencils.  Would a model building paint of some sort be good for this?  You could likely airbrush that.
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« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2007 12:58:41 PM »

TheMistressT " I think the biggest difficulty will be finding something to hold up the the flexing and stretching of the substrate w/o cracking and giving a place for water to get underneath and start destroying your work. "
What a smart cookie you are, I didn't even think about that.  I wanted a boot w/ a shiny finish.  I'll have to now check out the type of material.  I was just going to do a few flash tattoo objects like where my rolled up jeans could show it off.  Maybe I 'll just do one at the front of the boot. 
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« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2007 01:20:49 PM »

maybe speedball silkscreen inks?  those things are ghoulish.  ive been meaning to try them out on vinyl.
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« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2007 02:06:39 PM »

I think the biggest difficulty will be finding something to hold up the the flexing and stretching of the substrate w/o cracking and giving a place for water to get underneath and start destroying your work. 

Acrylic medium for fabrics makes acrylic paints flexible. It's not just for fabric.
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« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2007 02:13:10 PM »

Everyone has such good ideas!  That's what so great about craftster... the benefit of the experience of thousands of helpful people!  After reading these I got to wondering about the vinyl signs that you can have made for business vehicles.  That stuff is definitely weather resistant.  What about other sticker-type things?
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« Reply #6 on: December 26, 2007 02:27:36 PM »

Puff paints. They are flexible and water-resistant. I almost smacked myself on the forehead when that thought occurred. I use them like regular paint ... squeeze some out on a paper plate and use brushes.
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« Reply #7 on: December 26, 2007 02:44:03 PM »

I have no suggestions, but i wanted to say Hey I have those boots! In pink!
They're fantastic!
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« Reply #8 on: December 26, 2007 02:45:08 PM »

Puff paints. They are flexible and water-resistant. I almost smacked myself on the forehead when that thought occurred. I use them like regular paint ... squeeze some out on a paper plate and use brushes.
Good Idea...I never thought of using them on a brush. when I was in highschool...now I'm aging my self... puffy paint was so popular. IT was puffy though so I didn't know where you were going with it.  I have acrylic paint somewhere...I was painting for my husband when a bit got on my sleeve and I couldn't wash it off. maybe that could work.b i's that what you were talking about in the earlier post?
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« Reply #9 on: December 26, 2007 02:53:57 PM »

I have no suggestions, but i wanted to say Hey I have those boots! In pink!
They're fantastic!
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HA!  I wanted the purple ones or these blue ones....I dropped hints like crazy...for Xmas.  My husband thinks I can do anything so he suggested I just make my own.  I'm going to take that like a compliment. Grin
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