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« on: March 28, 2004 09:46:06 AM »

I bought some plain white canvas shoes and got some fabric paint and acrylic paint, decorated them, and then sprayed them with some sealer. And dyed the shoe laces with acrylic paint and water. I want to write something on the scrolls on the side, but I'm not sure what to put there. I was thinking song lyrics or something. Any ideas? I'm also thinking of maybe selling something like these but maybe with personalized writing on the scrolls for maybe $15 or so. Sound like a good idea? I really have no experience with selling my crafts, but a few people have expressed interest in it so far.

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« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2004 11:16:01 AM »

Whoa those are awesome! Great idea! I love the inside.... they are ska!
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« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2004 11:58:56 AM »

hehehe they are secretly ska deep down inside!
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« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2004 01:11:27 PM »

those are too cute!!! I've got some white slip on keds that I've only worn about 2 times...cause I don't wanna get them dirty...and I've always wanted to get a tattoo on my foot!!    Wink
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« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2004 05:49:49 PM »

Fantastic!! Did you use a stencil or was it freehand? They're amazing!
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« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2004 06:29:05 PM »

Well I made the designs and redrew them onto cardstock and made some simple shape stencils and then drew the small details onto the shoe in freehand
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« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2004 09:11:05 PM »

That sounds like a great idea... i loooove them.
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« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2004 01:37:58 AM »

I am in love with those shoes!! Shoe-craftiness is the best kind!!

I painted some pumps before Valentines with "love" on one foot and "me" on the other with some hearts scattered around>> they got a lot of attention and were much cheaper than the ones I borrowed the idea from (Urban Outfitters was charging an insane amount so I went to Wal-Mart and bought mine for $8 and some easy-peazy painting later, my feet were stars!!)
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« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2004 02:11:13 AM »

Cute! About selling them... I guess it would be kind of important that the paint didn't disintegrate completely if it rained (otherwise you may get some annoyed customers). Is the sealant strong enough for that?

If I bought them, though, I would probably never wear them for fear of ruining them, they're so cool!

I reckon you could definitely get at least $15 for them, probably more when they're so professional-looking. P&P could be quite a lot for a pair of shoes though...?
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« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2004 08:56:53 PM »

This is great! I had the same idea! You got to it first, though, and the shoes look great.

You have given me motivation to get my butt moving...
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