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Topic: Painted Brown with Ivory white Stripes Shoes! [step by step pics included]  (Read 6285 times)
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« on: August 26, 2005 09:49:22 PM »

So after being totally inspired by all those other painted shoes on this site....
I decided to make my own!
yup, as simple as that.
So lets just get to the main part...

First, the materials:
- $3.95 white canvas shoes (from Walmart, of course)
- $1.42 'coffee bean' acrylic paint
- $1.42 'ivory white' acrylic paint
- $1.00 set of 3 brushes(one not in pic) from a dollar store
- seam ripper and masking tape from home

Secondly, took out the tongue of the shoes using a seam ripper

Thirdly, taped the bottom part and then painted them brown:

Fourthly, taped the design and painted with ivory white:

Fifthly(?), sewed back on the tongue of the shoe (this part was NOT easy!):

TA DA!!~

(yay i'm so proud of my FIRST EVER painted shoes!)

...... and my favorite little detail on the inside back of the shoes!!:

the masking tape didn't do a very good job and the white paint bled(is that what you call it?) and became not very clean lines, but it's not too visible from a far, so I guess you could say that I'm content Smiley

I got lots of compliments today when I wore them  Grin

Comments and Criticism are appreciated!
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« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2005 10:30:09 PM »

Those are SOOO cute! Your idea is wonderful!  I love painted sneakers, and the stripes are very cute. They look like something you would pay wayyyyy too much for in a store (and that's a good thing, since you made them for cheap!) How did you get the stripes so straight?! I can't draw, sew, walk or do anything in a straight line, so I am thoroughly impressed with those stripeys.  Grin Great job!

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« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2005 11:42:45 PM »


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« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2005 12:04:13 AM »

heyy those look great. and the lines doesnt look that wonky, its still good looking. u probably could sell them ya know.

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« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2005 04:42:37 PM »

thanks for the comments!

How did you get the stripes so straight?! I can't draw, sew, walk or do anything in a straight line, so I am thoroughly impressed with those stripeys.  Grin Great job!

tape saved my day! or did you mean how did i taped them straight??

and what I wanted to ask is, what did YOU use (if you ever painted shoes...) to tape off the shoes for a design, and end up with clean lines, and how long did you wait until you took the tape off??  Any shape and form of tips will be helpful incase i feel the need to paint on another pair of shoes!

(oh and I'm definitely using textile medium with the acrylic paint, or fabric paint next time for more durability, and how long would you say I would have to wait for those to dry? and any tips and suggestions would be appreciated also) thanks!
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2005 09:48:05 PM »

Wow awesome!! I love stripes hehee. I think to prevent bleeding you can use the green tape people use to paint walls (I *think* that would work), or then maybe you took the tape off too early. I saw it somewhere on tv =P Debbie Travis I think, but she was talking about painting a floor lol

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« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2005 05:59:23 AM »

ooh!  cute, and very snazzy!

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« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2005 08:54:02 PM »

i think you shoes look great. but it still would look good without the tounges.

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« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2005 02:59:59 AM »

I luv them! I like the chocolate color and white together
« Reply #9 on: September 21, 2005 09:42:16 AM »

Hey great idea! need to try that someday!

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