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Topic: "New" Converse (Painted) with lots of pics and an (almost) tutorial  (Read 2485 times)
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« on: December 16, 2011 02:08:53 PM »

"New" converse.  Zero money spent on this project...all stuff I already had at home.

These Converse I've had for at least 7 years.  I decided to give them a makeover.

First I cleaned up the white part of the sole.  They didn't get as white as I had hoped (if only I'd had a bleach pen!), but they are a million times less grungy than they were.

Then I drew my design on with pencil. 

Next I painted in the areas I wanted to add color to with gesso.

Then I painted in the color.  Then a layer of glitter paint.

I painted a black outline around all the colors to make them pop.

I tried dying the laces purple, but that didn't work well.  They are tinted purple, which is better than dirty white...so-yay!

Last I added the heart charms to the laces.  I bought similar shoe charms many years ago.  I realized it's crazy easy to make my own.  All they are is shank buttons with a heavy duty jump ring attached via the shank.  Then just thread the laces through.

I LOVE these shoes!!!  Can't wait to wear 'em.   (Many hours went into this makeover)

I added stars and hearts in a rainbow of colors  'cuz I love hearts, stars, and rainbows.  Added the word "love" on one shoe (it's just a happy word) and the name "Bunny" to the other (which is my dream name).

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« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2011 02:36:43 PM »

I like your new shoes! Bright and cheerful!

What a work went into the make over, but well done!
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« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2011 02:47:55 PM »

*these rock!!* :3
You did a super duper job!! And they are so cool!! Cool

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« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2011 08:02:38 PM »

Those are so cool!
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2012 04:47:35 AM »

Oooh, I love these! So bright & cheery. Great work:-D
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2012 07:34:20 AM »

Thanks everyone!
I wore these only once so far, but I got SO MANY compliments on them.  Really fun to wear!

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