How To Design Canvas Shoes
Do you’ve a pair of tennis shoes in your shoe rack that you don’t use anymore? Or you want to wear a trendy canvas which is unique in design?
Painting your tennis shoes is a great way to reuse your old tennis shoes. Or just go buy one pair of plain sneakers, be innovative and paint it, jazz it up!! Its fun, it’ll be unique and it will be special because you designed it ) There is a sense of pride in wearing your own creations, isn’t it? ;-)
Painting on canvas tennis shoes is a very easy technique. Most of us design T-shirts to gift our friends, why not shoes? Everyone loves shoes!!
You can turn ordinary tennis shoes into masterpieces! Its up to you how you want your craft to be- Fun and easy or detailed and precise? )
Things you need :
Pair of canvas shoes,
And lots of IMAGINATION
Step 1: Choose a Design: Be innovative!! Either a repeating pattern or a continuous
one, anything that works for you. Take inspiration or design your own.
Step 2: Clean your Shoes: Even if its brand new, its good to wash them before painting and let it dry .
Step 3: Prepare Shoes: Pull out the laces from the shoes. Stuff the shoes with newspaper to keep them in shape and to keep the insides clean and dry
Mask the area which you want paint free and to prevent the paint from getting there by accident. Like the rubber area at the sides and at the toe .
Step 4: Getting Started: Sketch your design on the shoe with pencil lightly. Finalise it and then do it over with waterproof marker so that your design stands out more. If you want a background color, then paint it before you do it with pen.
Step 5 : Paint : You can skip this step if you don’t feel comfortable with paints. If you’re not confident with brush and are worried that you might ruin your shoes, you can always go for colorful waterproof markers. They’re fun and easy to use!!
If you’re doing it with fabric paint, better use separate brushes for each color, you don’t want to ruin your shoes! Allow paint to dry thoroughly between layers and before applying details. When the shoes have been thoroughly painted other than detail work, allow to dry completely.
Step 6: Filling In Details: Use a fine brush or permanent marker to fill in the details. Be careful, don’t smudge it while doing it. When you’re done, keep it at a safe place and let it dry. Marker ink may run slightly when applied to the shoe material, so use caution when attempting fine details.
Step 7: Lace Up In Style: You can totally change the look of your shoes by using funky laces. Keep in mind the design of your shoes, and color the laces accordingly. It should go with it and not make it look odd. Colored laces, patterned laces, or may be just simple white laces
Tips: :star: You can use different lacing techniques too. Check it out HERE :thumbsup:
:star: These tricks work on other canvas shoes too. Like ballerinas )
:star: Over time, marker ink may fade a little, so you may need to go over your work with another coat.
:star: Don’t rough use it. Love your shoes!! :teddy:
I was planning to do it in vacations with friends since a long time, but we couldn’t due to lack of time :( , otherwise would’ve shared photos with you guys!
If you try it, don’t forget to share!!
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