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kristen vs mothra
« on: July 04, 2006 09:02:27 AM »

or imitation leather?  i was thinking acrylic paint with textile medium, but this is an absolute guess because i have no idea what i'm talking about.  any hints?
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« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2006 02:15:29 PM »

.... not interior spraypaint that rubs off to the touch, especially if you then try and coat it in spray-on varnish.... that definitely doesn't work.  Wink As for what does...... bleh. problem with leather is, whereas canvasy materials absorb the paint, with leather it just kinda sits on top, which (I woulda thought) could lead to the paint cracking when you actually wear the shoe.
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2006 02:54:55 PM »



I found these links using the search option on craftster.  I was looking for this awesome post of painted leather jackets. Oh well. Good luck

found it: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=31454.0
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« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2006 03:56:43 AM »

yeah, i have the same problem, i just painted some trainers made of hard leather with cheap acrylic paints in the naive hope that it would work.....and then i wore them for 15 minutes and the paint is peeling off already. gutted. so if anyone has any ideas to make paint stay i would be mucho grateful.

you see, if something's not working properly, the best thing to do is to tear it apart to make it better
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2006 11:26:33 AM »

everytime i paint leather, i use one of 2 brands
1. liquitex (not basics just plain liquitex)
2. art deco's patio paint

I've never had any chipping or fading on any purse, jacket, or shoes I've painted. I always use a clear sealant as well
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2006 11:12:10 AM »

An artist that I dated once did a gorgeous version of the Georgia O'Keefe cow skull/flower painting on the back of a leather jacket I have using ordinary paint pens. I added a rose with horns to the shoulder with the same pens and the images look as good as the day they were created.
kristen vs mothra
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2006 08:34:24 AM »

thanks!  i'll have to experiment and let you guys know what's best.  i have a pair of thrift store navy pointed toe flats that i want to paint white stripes onto.
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