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« on: October 19, 2006 09:55:14 PM »

Well I got some plain white keds (you know the kind i'm talking about...) from a thrift store to try and do something cool to them. I didn't really know what I wanted to do for a while... and then I decided to make some scribble shoes!

I cut the lace part and tongue off, painted them black, and wrote and drew all over them. I wore them to (Middle) school the other day, and got a lot of "why did you paint your shoes?" but mostly just "those are so cool!" so I decided to share them.

But one problem... it rained when i wore them, so the bottom of my jeans got wet and made the white paint smudge a teeny bit. Would just a weather-proofer work to prevent further smudging, or should I try something else?
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« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2006 09:58:55 PM »

Wayyyyyy before there was emo or goth, I used to paint my shoes.  I got all kinds of comments, but over-all people began to relate my quirky shoes to my quirky personality and they were very well received.  Smiley  You're are very cute!  I don't know what you might use to water proof...  but next time you might try acrylic paints, which is what I used to use, or fabric paints, which have some cool effects like puffing, and slick gel looks.  Smiley

« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2006 10:01:08 PM »

I have no idea what kind of paint I used, but I'll remember to use acrylics or fabric paint next time. And thank you for the comments!
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« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2006 09:57:16 PM »

you could also invest in a bottle of paint Medium. I got mine from a craft store and all you do is mix one third medium to two thirds paint and just paint as normal. This makes the paint not wash out. I use this for painting on t-shirts etc. also makes the paint not so hard and stiff when you do wash it, not that you'd be wanting to wash your  shoes..

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