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Turn a plain pair of white Converse into a sparkling galaxy with Sharpies!

Posted by Cat Morley from London, United Kingdom • Published See Cat Morley's 1114 projects »
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  • How to paint a pair of painted shoes. Galaxy Converse - Step 1
    Step 1

    For this project, you'll need a pair of white Converse shoes and a Blue, Black, Pink, Purple & Black Sharpie pen.

  • How to paint a pair of painted shoes. Galaxy Converse - Step 2
    Step 2

    Take out the laces and place to one side. Starting with the black Sharpie, begin colouring along the bottom of the fabric on the shoe.

  • How to paint a pair of painted shoes. Galaxy Converse - Step 3
    Step 3

    Create a gradient by colouring above the black with dark blue.

  • How to paint a pair of painted shoes. Galaxy Converse - Step 4
    Step 4

    Using a pipette, drop a few drops of rubbing alcohol onto the ink and watch the colours blend and expand into the white of the shoe.

  • How to paint a pair of painted shoes. Galaxy Converse - Step 5
    Step 5

    Once you've got the hang of this process, begin introducing new colours into your design in a similar way. It's best to stick to the edges at first.

  • How to paint a pair of painted shoes. Galaxy Converse - Step 6
    Step 6

    Keep going.

  • How to paint a pair of painted shoes. Galaxy Converse - Step 7
    Step 7

    Continue colouring and blending until you've covered the whole shoe.

  • How to paint a pair of painted shoes. Galaxy Converse - Step 8
    Step 8

    Repeat on the second shoe.

  • How to paint a pair of painted shoes. Galaxy Converse - Step 9
    Step 9

    Leave to dry.

  • How to paint a pair of painted shoes. Galaxy Converse - Step 10
    Step 10

    Grab some black fabric paint and a painting sponge.

  • How to paint a pair of painted shoes. Galaxy Converse - Step 11
    Step 11

    Use the sponge to gently dab black fabric paint around the designs int he darkest areas, creating a starburst gradient design.

  • How to paint a pair of painted shoes. Galaxy Converse - Step 12
    Step 12

    Continue until you're happy and then leave to try.

  • How to paint a pair of painted shoes. Galaxy Converse - Step 13
    Step 13

    Finally add dots of sparkly silver fabric paint all over the shoes to look like stars.

  • How to paint a pair of painted shoes. Galaxy Converse - Step 14
    Step 14

    Repeat with the second shoe and then leave to dry.

  • How to paint a pair of painted shoes. Galaxy Converse - Step 15
    Step 15

    Pop your laces back in and they're ready to wear!

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