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Topic: Any tips for acrylic on canvas shoes?  (Read 722 times)
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« on: November 13, 2011 09:41:15 PM »

Hi!  I'm going to start customizing canvas shoes, and I could use some pointers.  I'm already a portrait artist using acrylic on canvas, so have a beginning knowledge with the medium.  But I don't really wear my hung art around on my feet, if you know what I mean?  I'd like to know how thick I can get it before it starts to crack, if some paint brands are better than others, etc.  I plan to use the same good-quality artist acrylics I use for portraits.  Maybe use a wet-on-wet technique to stain the fabric where I don't mind bleeding.  Maybe use a gesso underlayer on the areas where I need fine detail.  Maybe seal it with a good waterproof varnish.  Any thoughts?  My white shoes arrive in a few days and I'd like to get a few done for Christmas presents.


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