A while ago I bought these white canvas shoes from Primark for £1. I bought them because they're white - a blank canvas - and because they were £1, so if I screwed up my decorating I hadn't wasted too much.
I decided to paint the shoes using the same techniques from my abstract experiments. I used whatever fabric paints I already had, plus paintbrushes and things to print with.
I went a bit colour crazy. At first I thought it was a bit too much, and thought they might look better with just one base colour all over, like just the pale blue. But now I'm warming to this design.
I didn't have a plan going in to the painting. I just kept adding things and saw what happen. There were a few parts I didn't like so painted over and luckily fabric paint allowed me to do that.
I don't know how weather-proof these shoes are, but you shouldn't be wearing canvas shoes in the rain anyway!