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« on: February 20, 2006 07:24:45 AM »

I was wondering how to make these? they're really cute, but they cost a fortune ($103!!)
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« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2006 07:31:21 AM »

Oh...those are fantastic! My craftster name is from "Tiny Dancer". I would say maybe acrylic paint? I don't know though, so don't hold me to that.

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« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2006 07:36:29 AM »

 i would say.... acrylic paint or fabric paint.  and the outline and writing could probably be done with the pointy "tip-end" of a fabric paint bottle, just by hand... does that make sense?  that would be my take on it .

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« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2006 07:38:39 AM »

I've seen people paint canvas shoes with acrylic paint...but I'm not completely sure on those.

Do you plan on taking an old pair of slippers and doing this with them? If the old pair of slippers are made of fabric-like material, you might be able to try this.

You would also probably have to add something on there afterwards so what ever you paint on them doesn't get ruined.
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2006 09:48:26 AM »

I don't really know how i'm going to make them. All I know is that I would love to make them..
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« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2006 10:05:11 AM »

I would use a pair that are fabric-y, and then just use fabric paint.

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« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2006 10:41:10 AM »

back in the day I used to write on my Doc Martens (leather) with paint pens from the art store.  It took a long time for the color to start to wear, and when it did, I just touched it back up.

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« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2006 11:03:10 AM »

Paint pens would probably also work on canvas since it could kind of soak into it.

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« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2006 04:41:15 PM »

just in case, i just wanted to let you know not to use spray paint that's actually meant for shoes.  not sure if it has a special name.  i had to paint a pair of my pointe shoes silver for a show last year and thats what i used, and unless i did something terribly, terribly wrong it doesn't work.  the paint flakes off like you wouldn't believe, leaving nice little silver flakes EVERYWHERE.
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« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2006 11:01:20 PM »

Maybe mix acrylic with textile medium, paint, and let dry.  Then throw in the dryer with some towels to heat set.  This is, of course, assuming that the fabric of the ballet flats that you choose is woven or knit, not leather or vinyl.  For leather or vinyl, maybe try that leather paint stuff.  I've seen it on TV before.

Acrylic might work on leather, seeing as I can't seem to get it off my shoes when I accidentally drip some on them. 

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