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« on: September 18, 2009 01:25:15 PM »

I saw these shoes on "academy for wayward girls", and thought they were pretty sweet
http://web.me.com/marisacrawford/Site/black_and_ivory_Wingtip.html
but uhh... not for 350 dollars! But since they're just paint, I figured I could do it myself.
But my questions are:
- what kind of paint should I use?
- is there a certain brand of shoe you think would look most like this? I have size 10 1/2 feet if that helps...
- any tricks for painting this kind of project, especially to get the sort of layered natural texture they have?

thanks a lot,
I'm sure many people have done this before, but I'm kind of a beginner!
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« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2009 05:13:16 AM »

I don't know if I can help you on your technique, but I can give you a product to use.  I just painted a pair of shoes this summer and I used acrylic paint.  I don't know if it matters what brand you use, but I used FolkArt, it's the only kind I have ever used, and then I sprayed it with FolkArt Clearcote Acrylic sealer three time, both of these can be found at most craft stores, and aren't too expensive.  If you use that sealer though make sure you use it outside and try to let your shoes dry outside if they can be protected, the odor is strong.  As for the shoe, try Payless (if your in the states), the shoes I painted looked very similar to that, and they were only 15 dollars. 

I know a lot of people would not recommend acrylic paint saying they aren't water proof, but believe me they are.  I got stuck in a really bad rain storm wearing them, they waded through a foot of water, and they didn't bleed even a little bit. Cheesy

I hope I helped you a little bit.  Smiley
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