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Turn overtly cute footwear into something you might actually wear.
I had a pair of admittedly cute but not-me shoes. I also didn't want to study for AP's...what does that breed? Boredom! They might not look as good as the original, but I'd actually wear them, so it's all good.

Text on shoes (second picture) say, "Give me liberty...Or some doritos."

Posted by Mutantcarrot from United States, United States • Published See Mutantcarrot's 8 projects »
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  • How to paint a pair of painted shoes. Re Painted Shoes - Step 1
    Step 1

    Obtain a pair of shoes. Be cautioned: pick an old pair, something you never wore, or prepare for utter sadness if your hand slips and it looks like you knocked into a shelf at Michael's.

  • How to paint a pair of painted shoes. Re Painted Shoes - Step 2
    Step 2

    Cover the leathery surfaces or any appendages (pesky ribbons, tags) with blue tape and tuck out of the way. You can use any tape really but painter's tape is rather convenient for...painting.

  • How to paint a pair of painted shoes. Re Painted Shoes - Step 3
    Step 3

    Start to paint.

    Feel triumphant because your precaution worked.

  • How to paint a pair of painted shoes. Re Painted Shoes - Step 4
    Step 4

    Paint a base coat. You don't have to do this if you're painting directly onto the shoe.

    Be careful in pesky detailed areas.

  • How to paint a pair of painted shoes. Re Painted Shoes - Step 5
    Step 5

    Your paint is dryinnnnggg.

    Maybe while you wait, make a sandwich. Contemplate Tibetan Sovereignty. Wonder if Obama wears make-up.

  • How to paint a pair of painted shoes. Re Painted Shoes - Step 6
    Step 6

    Your paint is dry now. If the paint is still transparent, add a new layer; if you don't care (I think it looks cool here) then leave it.

  • How to paint a pair of painted shoes. Re Painted Shoes - Step 7
    Step 7

    Paint in details. Further accelerate your fervor for robotic design.

    Wait for it to dry again. Repeat step 5.

  • How to paint a pair of painted shoes. Re Painted Shoes - Step 8
    Step 8

    Whip out the mod podge, and apply a coat. Don't be alarmed if things appear milky/white. It dries clear.

    Once the first coat is dry, you can apply another if you're the cautious type.

  • How to paint a pair of painted shoes. Re Painted Shoes - Step 9
    Step 9

    Procrastination project complete. Now you have to do homework.

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lynn e.
lynn e. · 9 projects
omg this is a great idea Happy what cud i use instead of modge podge cuz i cant find it here in ireland
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Amara D.
Amara D.
this is so cool! we have the same pair xD i did i splatter paint with mine.
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DIS.AR.RAY
DIS.AR.RAY · Las Vegas, Nevada, US · 32 projects
SO CUTE! i love them Happy They look so cool.

"give me liberty, or some doritos" HAHA! thats amazing Happy

love the robots, very awesome.
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Popcorn?
Popcorn? · 1 project
how did you get such amazing designs????
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Popcorn?
Popcorn? · 1 project
how did you get such amazing designs????
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Stephanie
Stephanie · Central Coast, New South Wales, AU · 31 projects
Now you know how to make a tutorial fun!!! haha i love it and must give it a try on my daughters old shoes...that way she'll think they are NEW... *evil laugh*
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secondaryspine
secondaryspine
Did you have to prepare the surface of the shoes before you painted on them; and does the paint ever peel, crack or flake off at all? Thanks, and cute shoes!
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Namsab
Namsab · 13 projects
Awesome!
But what I liked even more were your funny comments in the tut! XD
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Little Yggy
Little Yggy · Buenos Aires, AR · 3 projects
Awesome job!!! ♥
I love it!!
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molly g
molly g · 2 projects
wow! cute shoes turned into cute shoes! lol (:
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