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I'm not the original person to post this idea of Comic Shoes. I just found the idea here recently but only as "Versions". However, the "Versions" inspired me enough to make my own and because I can't find any "How to"s on Comic Shoes I decided to make one myself for everyone! It's the coolest thing ever! :D Enjoy!

Posted by Elle from Australia • Published September 15, 2009 • See Elle's 4 projects »
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  • How to make a pair of decoupage sneakers. Comic Shoes - Step 1
    Step 1

    You will need:
    Comic/Comics of your choice (Archie for me!)
    Mod Podge (I never knew about this until I decided to do this project. It's glue and finish in one. So you paste it all over the place and everything turns out glossy. If you're living in Australia like me, you can get some from the art & craft shop "Riot". I got this small bottle for about $7, larger bottle was about $17)
    If you don't have Mod Podge just use glue I suppose
    Scissors
    Paint brush
    And cheap plain shoes of your choice. I chose fake connies! Down from $12 to $8 bucks in K-mart. SCORE!! (This is not a common occurrence! lol)

  • How to make a pair of decoupage sneakers. Comic Shoes - Step 2
    Step 2

    Cut up heaps of pics from your chosen comic that you like. Cutting up my Archie was painful :'( lol but it was totally worth it because I now have Archie shoes!!!!! WOOOOOO

  • How to make a pair of decoupage sneakers. Comic Shoes - Step 3
    Step 3

    It's a good idea to paste mod podge on the shoe before you put your comic on (just bits at a time as you go- not the whole shoe). Also fill in the tricky bits with random bits of comic. As you can see in the pic I have done this with a little bit of blue sky from my comic.

  • How to make a pair of decoupage sneakers. Comic Shoes - Step 4
    Step 4

    Get some 'comic' and paint mod podge on the back of it. If the mod podge you just applied to the shoe is starting to dry slop some more on the shoe. Then put the comic on the shoe where you like. Smooth it down GENTLY with your fingers (but do it well so it sticks good lol). You will probably have to cut bits off your comic to make it fit on the shoe. Here I had to cut a curve out of the top. This was the hardest part about making the Comic shoe. Shaping the comic to fit. But you'll live.

  • How to make a pair of decoupage sneakers. Comic Shoes - Step 5
    Step 5

    Here we go about 15min later with second comic piece ... fail ... lol.

    I now admit it is my first time doing anything like this and Mod Podge....

    I'm proud :)

    ****I've painted a thin strip of mod podge between the comic pieces to make sure they all stick together. Do not paint over the rest of the comic yet.

  • How to make a pair of decoupage sneakers. Comic Shoes - Step 6
    Step 6

    Cutting off annoying edges of comic.

  • How to make a pair of decoupage sneakers. Comic Shoes - Step 7
    Step 7

    Let us fast-forward about half an hour. I have finished a shoe!!! Look how cool it is!!

    Now we can paint mod podge (mod podge is white but dries clear) all over the comic on the shoe to 'seal' it off and make it shiney and shiz.

  • How to make a pair of decoupage sneakers. Comic Shoes - Step 8
    Step 8

    And yay! After around an hour the whole thing is done..... OR you are putting your new awesome shoes on a shelf to dry...

    They look awesome anyways!!

    Well, as much as I'd like to I'm not going to try to wear them until tomorrow. I want the glue to fully dry and I don't want anything to peel off etc (gahh... scary!!!). Well wish me luck. Hopefully these will last a while! :D Though I don't expect them too.

  • How to make a pair of decoupage sneakers. Comic Shoes - Step 9
    Step 9

    Check out the *before* pic up top :)

    New quest ... to find waterproof shoe spray or some kind of sealant to put on my shoe to give them a longer life!! Yays!

    Good luck everyone with the craft. Comment if you like. Love to hear from you all :) Thanks for stoppin by

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Priti T.
Priti T. · Kathmandu, , Nepal · 3 projects

Can I use Water colored nail paint ... as I can't find Mod podge glue here in Nepal?

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OhSillyMeXD
OhSillyMeXD · Loja, Ecuador, Ecuador · 2 projects

hi! what kind of shoe did you use??

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Toya
Toya · Mobile, Alabama · 1 project

I flipping love this process and totally used it to make some pumps :)!

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AnaTimeLady
AnaTimeLady · Tauranga, Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand

Would it have to be the comic book paper for it to work?

Brianna_Banana
Brianna_Banana · New Braunfels, TX, Texas · 2 projects

I haven't made shoes yet but I have used comic book paper and modge podge before. If you are trying to print out pictures to use, it might work with a laser printer but not with an ink printer...

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KellBellBlue
KellBellBlue · Sonoma CA , Wine Country, United States · 15 projects

Those are the greatest!! Totally dig them. Might have to find us some shoes now ;)

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Darkeve6
Darkeve6 · Halifax, NS, Canada · 12 projects

Yeah, I was just going to say you can buy sprays like Scotchgard or another weatherproofing spray and use that for a top coat. I'd still use common sense and not wear them in snow or rain, but it may help if you get them wet accidentally.

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Darkeve6
Darkeve6 · Halifax, NS, Canada · 12 projects

Yeah, I was just going to say you can buy sprays like Scotchgard () or another weatherproofing spray and use that for a top coat. I'd still use common sense and not wear them in snow or rain, but it may help if you get them wet accidentally.

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Sarah
Sarah

if you dont have mod podge do you still coat the shoe with glue?

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Flapjackbubbie
Flapjackbubbie

wow these are awesome!,maybe ill try with snoopy or garfield!

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† punk cupcake †
† punk cupcake † · OKC, Oklahoma, United States · 1 project

I totaly have to make W.I.T.C.H or cirque du freak shoes. Thanks for the idea by the way. It's the BOMB.COM

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