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DIY R2D2 shoes.
Hi!!! From the moment I first saw Star Wars, I knew I had an obsession. Sadly I can't, for the life of me, find any products that comply to my geeky status, as my boyfriend would say, AND my pocket. A couple of days ago, I saw on the internet an image of a pair of R2D2 shoes and I HAD TO HAVE IT. So I bought a pair of blanco canvas shows at the supermarket for 6€, acrylic paint and did them all by my geeky self.
It took me about five hours to finished it, but it was mostly waiting for the paint to dry and being my normal perfectionist self.
I used acrylic paint, but you can use fabric paint too.
Please note this is my first DIY project and first time I actually do anything paint wise, so it may not be perfect.
If you decide to do them, please post a photo of it so I can see how they turned out
Xoxo

Posted by ThatInkdChick from Poitiers, Poitou-Charentes, France • Published See ThatInkdChick's 7 projects »
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  • How to paint a pair of character shoes. Diy R2 D2 Shoes - Step 1
    Step 1

    You wanna start doing the general r2 shape on the shoe with a simple pencil, fortunately if You make a mistake You can easily erase it softly and go back in with the pencil.

  • How to paint a pair of character shoes. Diy R2 D2 Shoes - Step 2
    Step 2

    The left side view of the penciled shape

  • How to paint a pair of character shoes. Diy R2 D2 Shoes - Step 3
    Step 3

    The right side view.

  • How to paint a pair of character shoes. Diy R2 D2 Shoes - Step 4
    Step 4

    After you have everything penciled in and you're happy with the R2 shape, start filling out with the acrylic blue paint using a fine brush.

  • How to paint a pair of character shoes. Diy R2 D2 Shoes - Step 5
    Step 5

    Right side view

  • How to paint a pair of character shoes. Diy R2 D2 Shoes - Step 6
    Step 6

    Left side view

  • How to paint a pair of character shoes. Diy R2 D2 Shoes - Step 7
    Step 7

    Afterwards, you wanna go back with the black and silver paint and start doing the smaller parts and some details like some buttons and stuff like that

  • How to paint a pair of character shoes. Diy R2 D2 Shoes - Step 8
    Step 8

    Then, after you have everything in place and dry, you wanna start doing the little details with the black and silver marker, like going around the edges to give it a more finished look.

  • How to paint a pair of character shoes. Diy R2 D2 Shoes - Step 9
    Step 9

    Obviously, after I had all the details done, I figured out why it was looking so strange to me.
    I totally spaced out and forgot the silver on the top part of the shoe and it was just white.
    So I went back in with my little brush and painted the inside of the top part silver

  • How to paint a pair of character shoes. Diy R2 D2 Shoes - Step 10
    Step 10

    This is optional, of course, but I wanted to make it a little less white, so I went to the edge of the shoe and painted it blue You can totally see the difference in the photo and how it changes completely the look of it.

  • How to paint a pair of character shoes. Diy R2 D2 Shoes - Step 11
    Step 11

    On the back of the shoe, I decided to make the rebel's allegiance symbol, in black with silver edges.
    Again, this is optional.

  • How to paint a pair of character shoes. Diy R2 D2 Shoes - Step 12
    Step 12

    I advice to spray them with some impermeable spray, to keep them from melting if it rains or you step into a puddle or some this like that.
    And you're done!!!
    I hope you liked this tutorial and don't forget to comment and post a picture of yours!

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EmmaThePrincess
EmmaThePrincess · Kalmar, Kalmar County, SE · 23 projects
Waaah, these are so cute! I normally don't wear fabric shoes because. Well. They're boring. (Plus they usually don't last that long when I wear them but that's another story.) But this! YES! And what a great first tutorial. You are awesome! *gives Internet-high-five*
ThatInkdChick
ThatInkdChick · Poitiers, Poitou-Charentes, FR · 11 projects
Awww! I LOVE internet high fives!! I was super scared how it would turn out. Being my first tutorial ever.
Thanks for your comment, kinda made my day Happy
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citizen.willy.kane
citizen.willy.kane · London, GB
these adorable!! i dont care if i'm a guy IM GONNA DO THIS.

this is so weird bc i just bought an r2D2 phone case. Check it:

http://showcase-it.com/uk/item/1880339089184534253.html

hes's (it?) just so cute!!
ThatInkdChick
ThatInkdChick · Poitiers, Poitou-Charentes, FR · 11 projects
most of the times i say the total opposite!
I dont care if i'm a girl, IM GONNA DO THIS! lol
couldnt see the phone case, btw
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Thera Joyce
Thera Joyce · Chandler, Arizona, US · 57 projects
These are adorable! Happy
ThatInkdChick
ThatInkdChick · Poitiers, Poitou-Charentes, FR · 11 projects
Thanks!! Glad you liked it ;)
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KelliDroze
KelliDroze · Roseville, Minnesota, US · 8 projects
You did such a good job! c:
ThatInkdChick
ThatInkdChick · Poitiers, Poitou-Charentes, FR · 11 projects
Thank you! I appreciate it! Happy
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