How to customize your converse shoes!

Polkadots from space

Step by step on how I painted old converse sneakers.

Materials:

+ Old converse *or any canvas shoes
+ Acrylic Paint
+ Brushes
+ Glass of water (for the brushes)
+ Tape
+ Newspaper *not an obligation
+ Permanent markers *depends on your project
+ Towel
+ Thread and needle


These are my first converse shoes. They used to be cotton-candy pink.


Wash them before the procedure (in a washing machine) and let them dry


Cover with tape the areas you dont want to paint by mistake.


take off the label


save them for later


start painting the tongue


remember to do this on a crafty-safe place… πŸ˜› News papers would be nice if you don’t want to paint the floor


let dry the tongue and paint the rest


let dry and give them a second hand of paint


Add designs


let dry and also give a second hand of paint


you can customize your shoe laces too, i painted mine (they used to be baby blue)…


I decided to accentuate my polkadots with a black permanent marker


give a second hand of the things you’ve done with permanent marker…


Clean excess of eyelets with a damp towel (you can also buy your own eyelets for ex.: variety!)


sew the label back in (i chose black thread, because i can… :P)


give attitude to your shoe laces with beads and or buttons


Wear them forever
…and float trough space

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11 Comments

  1. Que bellos!!! que mal que no puedo hacer lo mismos ya que todos los que tengo son como que negros con algun color jejeje y es dificil pintar sobre negro πŸ™

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