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« on: January 18, 2011 06:56:58 PM »

Levi had some chocolate brown shoes from old navy, cute style but boring!  So I decided to paint them, he chose the 'garden' theme and the colors.
I painted them white first and then the designs on top.  I used acrylic paint - do I need to seal them with anything?  I havent let him wear them yet because Im worried they will get wrecked!

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I'd love to know what you think of them!   Smiley
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jessiekay77
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2011 07:29:14 PM »

I love these!
I'm by no means an expert, but maybe some sealant or something wouldn't hurt?
I spray painted my converse once, and the paint only really came off on the edges, not the canvas-y part, that part holds paint pretty well I think.
But with your (is it puff paint or something?) maybe a sealant or something would help.

Best of luck!
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RanaeAiken
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2011 08:44:24 PM »

Super cute! Love it! 
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« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2011 07:23:17 PM »

I love these!
I'm by no means an expert, but maybe some sealant or something wouldn't hurt?
I spray painted my converse once, and the paint only really came off on the edges, not the canvas-y part, that part holds paint pretty well I think.
But with your (is it puff paint or something?) maybe a sealant or something would help.

Best of luck!

Its all acrylic paint, no puff paint or anything like that.  I've used it on shirts before but it fades after a few washes (I dont plan on washing the shoes in particular).   
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Coraki
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2011 05:09:35 AM »

I do know that acrylic paint on canvas is permanent. I am not sure about cloth or shoes. Since it is a more flexible surface, I am thinking it may crack. I dont know if a sealer will prevent that.
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memetracey
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2011 08:36:30 PM »

Luv the shoes. I have painted alot on material and when painting on textiles you need to use fabric paint, but I have successfully used paint that I mixed with a textile medium then put in dryer for 10 minutes to set the paint. I'm not sure about using just acrylic paint alone but I would definetly coat the shoes with the textile medium now and throw them in the dryer. Wait for the shoes to dry before putting them in the dryer. You can find textile medium at any craft store where fabric paint is sold. Textile medium is the consisitancy of watered down glue it it white but dries clear. Hope this helps.
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