Thursday, 26 June 2014

Painted Shoes

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!


  1. These are so amazing ! I love them. So unique - never in the world will there be another pair like that !
    Eb x

  2. Wow, they look so beautiful! Did you use a stencil for the patterns?
    Bye, Jessa

    1. Thanks Jessa!
      I used a piece of sequin waste and printed over it with a sponge to get the little circles pattern

    2. Thanks Lisa - I think I need some new shoes. For crafty stuff ;)

  3. These are so cool! :)

  4. These look really great, well done, but I don't think a pair would suit me!
    Uncle Peter


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