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For when 18 feet are better than 2~
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Made in the same way as my Card Captor Sakura shoes :D

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Heeled "converse" style grey shoes, painted with acrylic to original design.

Difficulty will change with the design you choose.

Please don't steal my design.

Posted by Vicky from Colchester, England, United Kingdom • Published See Vicky's 42 projects »
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  • How to paint a pair of painted shoes. Octo Canvas Heels - Step 1
    Step 1

    Collect together your materials and your design.

    Make sure your shoes are nice and clean. It is preferable to use new shoes since the canvas is still quite stiff and therefore easier to paint onto.

  • How to paint a pair of painted shoes. Octo Canvas Heels - Step 2
    Step 2

    Sketch out the outline of your design onto your shoes either using a pencil or a light coloured sharpie.

    If you want 2 identical shoes (or as identical as you can get them!) I would advise following all these steps on both shoes at the same time. Especially this step :)

  • How to paint a pair of painted shoes. Octo Canvas Heels - Step 3
    Step 3

    Paint a base coat of white acrylic where your design will go. You can skip out this step if you're using white shoes :)

  • How to paint a pair of painted shoes. Octo Canvas Heels - Step 4
    Step 4

    Add on your first colour. Mine is this lovely toothpaste blue <3

  • How to paint a pair of painted shoes. Octo Canvas Heels - Step 5
    Step 5

    Now for the second colour :) Make sure you've covered all the white by the time your last colour goes on.

  • How to paint a pair of painted shoes. Octo Canvas Heels - Step 6
    Step 6

    Outline your design with a black sharpie. You can do this with black paint and a very fine brush, I used this method with the CCS shoes. A sharpie looks neater but might not last as long.

  • How to paint a pair of painted shoes. Octo Canvas Heels - Step 7
    Step 7

    Spray your shoes with your spray. The spray must be waterproof and for canvas. I suggest about 4 coats, leaving each to dry for at least 12 hours before adding the next coat.

    Follow the instructions on the tin. Always use in a well ventilated area, preferably outside.

    I use Scotch Gard :)

  • How to paint a pair of painted shoes. Octo Canvas Heels - Step 8
    Step 8

    Wait for the final coat to dry and enjoy your shoes :)

    You should be able to wear them in all weathers due to the durability of acrylic and the spray. You should also be able to wash them 2 or 3 times in a washing machine before the paint starts to flake, more if you wash them by hand.

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Zemb!e:)
Zemb!e:) · 1 project
this inspired me to make racoon shoes!thank you very much!and what where did you buy your shoes? Happy
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Vicky
Vicky · Colchester, England, GB · 55 projects
@Mika Z.
I found the spray in my cupboard, my dad stocks lots of things like this.
I believe it is pretty common in diy and possibly even craft stores, or you can get it online Happy
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Mika Z.
Mika Z.
where do you get the spray?
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Rebecca C.
Rebecca C. · Oak Harbor, Washington, US
where did you get the plain grey converse heels?
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 <3TwIsTeD rAiNbOw <3
<3TwIsTeD rAiNbOw <3 · Justin, Texas, US · 3 projects
awosome!
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justEMILY
justEMILY · Stratford-upon-Avon, England, GB · 6 projects
They look awsome Happy
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Char Star
Char Star
Where did you get the shoes??? The are so cool!
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Aimee ☮
Aimee ☮ · 1 project
They are AMAZING !!!!!
Im going to try them with narwhals or with a rainbow Happy
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Another DIY Fan
Another DIY Fan · Kansas City, Missouri, US · 1 project
These are FANTASTIC! Love it!

Pro Tip for commenters wondering where to get the shoe base:
http://lmgtfy.com/?q=Canvas+Heeled+Trainer
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lola1912 :.
lola1912 :.
i love it! it's sooo cute! i love those shoes!
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