Jacquard had recently sent me some fabric paints to try out and I knew that transforming a pair of white canvas sneakers for my precocious little neighbor girl was the perfect project!
- White canvas shoes from Kmart (on sale for $8)
- Jacquard textile paints
- Paint brushes
Now it’s time to add some funky zebra stripes. I just free handed these. Yeah, luckily it’s not too hard to mess up zebra stripes!
Next I added some large white hearts on the front of the shoe right on top of the hot pink. I was quite impressed with how well the white covered over the pink. I also added the little girl’s name on just one of the shoes.
For a finishing touch I added some zebra striped ribbon for new shoe laces. Now normally you need to set Jacquard paints on fabric with an iron, but since you can’t really iron tennis shoes, I just used a hair dryer set on high for about 30-40 minutes to set the paint.
She wanted something bright and bold with polka dots and crazy colored zebra stripes. And then she asked me if I could make a pair for Valentine’s Day and St. Patty’s Day. Oh boy, I foresee a lot of painting in my future…
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