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rhiandmoi
« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2006 05:45:29 PM »

Maybe prime the area with modge podge?
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« Reply #11 on: February 23, 2006 03:07:17 PM »

 Grin Thanks for all the ideas.... I'm going to totally use them!!!  Wink
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her_own_invention
« Reply #12 on: February 23, 2006 06:37:28 PM »

Those look like leather ballet slippers. There are actually special paints meant specifically for leather that you can find at cobblers stores.

As for parlervousfrancais: I dunno what kind of spray you used but did you prime the shoes first by rubbing them down with rubbing alcohol? I have used Magix leather spray before and it worked fine, but only if you prep the leather first. Shoes often have a protective coating on them that you have to remove first before spraying or painting them.
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« Reply #13 on: February 24, 2006 07:03:42 PM »

I dunno what kind of spray you used but did you prime the shoes first by rubbing them down with rubbing alcohol? I have used Magix leather spray before and it worked fine, but only if you prep the leather first. Shoes often have a protective coating on them that you have to remove first before spraying or painting them.

I didn't prime them first...  Undecided  but they were pointe shoes so they weren't leather.  shows over now and the shoes are shot, so it doesn't really matter anymore... but do you still have to prime any type of fabric as well?
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« Reply #14 on: February 24, 2006 11:09:00 PM »

Personally I wouldn't try the spray on any kind of shoe other than leather or possibly plastic. For fabric shoes you would be better off using a shoe dye or fabric paint.
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« Reply #15 on: March 19, 2006 01:20:05 PM »

here's my take.  just regular fabric paint (the non-puffy kind) and a paint brush.  we'll see how well they hold up.


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« Reply #16 on: March 19, 2006 01:25:51 PM »

Those are beautiful!
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« Reply #17 on: March 19, 2006 01:37:17 PM »

Oh, they're gorgeous.
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« Reply #18 on: March 19, 2006 01:40:00 PM »

gorgeous!! i want them!
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« Reply #19 on: March 19, 2006 02:47:08 PM »

so here's my two cents: there is a brand of paint intended for leather & heavier fabrics. it has really good, strong colors, & can also be watered down to stretch the paint. i used it to stencil a gold/blue skull (about 5" x 4") onto a soft, black leather mini. i heat set it with an iron & a paper towel for about twenty seconds. it's been through three good party/dancing nights (lots of bending, folding, scrunching, & getting spilled on) with absolutely no chipping or flaking. i, of course, cannot remember the name of the paint. they sell it at michael's in small jars. ANYWAY it would probably work really great for a pair of leather or canvas slippers.

okay, so, the brand might be jacquard lumiere. sorry for the ramble.
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