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, Ohio, United States
2010
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Hand-painted and ALGEBRAIC!

These are my absolute favorite shoes! They turned out a lot better than I hoped, too. The time it takes is probably off; this took somewhere between 5 and 10 hours. (But that's probably just because I work slow)
More detailed pictures of this pair can be found here: http://misfit-mistress.deviantart.com/gallery/30981227

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Instructions

  1. Step 1 1

    First, aquire a pair of canvas shoes. They don't have to be anything pricey. I got mine at payless.

  2. Step 2 2

    Next, sketch the design you want to do on the shoes with pencil. If you draw lightly enough, you can erase parts.

  3. Step 3 3

    (Optional) If you are worried about getting paint on parts of shoe you don't want to, take over those parts with painter's tape or masking tape.

  4. Step 4 4

    Start painting with a base coat for the background of your design. I chose yellow :)

  5. Step 5 5

    Continue painting the design one color at a time, until it's competely filled in.




  6. Step 6 6

    If desired (and it probably will be) outline your design using a thin sharpie or other thin permenant marker.

  7. Step 7 7

    Finish off by coating the shoes with some sort of spray fixative, preferably a matte finish. Look for one that is UV and water-resistant and good for use on outdoor work. I bought mine (not the brand pictured) at JoAnn's.

  8. Step 8 8

    Once the fixative dries, you're done! Now go out and show off your awesome shoes!

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