Shoe Makover: Painted Fake Saddle Footwear Tutorial
The very first shoe makeover I ever shared on my weblog had been fake saddle sneakers. They did very well however the design was fairly fundamental. Utilizing solely a black cloth Sharpie, I made myself a fake pair of one thing I needed badly however didn’t need to spend $50 on. And ultimately, it was for the perfect as a result of I wore the sneakers possibly twice earlier than giving them to my sister the place all of the undesirable revamped sneakers go.
And my sister loves them. And these saddle sneakers she liked and wore and washed a lot that the black sharpie all however got here out of the sneakers. The saddle elements had been a lightweight grey at finest. So I made a decision to make her a brand new, extra sturdy pair with a bit extra fascinating element. Now if you wish to see these first pretend saddle sneakers, you possibly can see the DIY right here, however I guarantee you these new ones are rather more spectacular!
I made a decision this go that I’d use cloth paint which is way much less prone to wash out after a number of wears. I additionally determined that these sneakers wanted some cute little dots similar to the fake painted oxfords I shared final yr to offer them a bit of additional pizzazz. However most significantly, I blended up how I positioned the saddle marks. Need to make a few of your individual? Let’s get it.
For this challenge you will want:
- white canvas sneakers
- black cloth paint (I used Tulip smooth cloth paint in black)
- paint brush (I like a agency brush meant for material portray)
- cotton swabs
And right here is the compulsory earlier than image. Nothing particular, only a pair of low-cost tennies. The toe on the proper one is type of dented in, but it surely’s late within the season for a lot of these sneakers and also you’ve obtained to take what you may get. You should definitely seize a pair now if you wish to make some for Halloween (are you able to say good addition to a poodle skirt?)
Make a bit of puddle of your cloth paint and dip your brush in. We’re going to go across the piping on the shoe, the eyelets and observe the form that the toe portion makes the place sewn on high of the physique of the shoe.
You should use your fingers to elevate/pull again the piping a bit to get a good, clear edge. Additionally clear your brush pretty often to maintain good, clear traces. Because the paint hundreds up on the comb, it pushes towards the deal with and makes heavier strokes than it did to start with.
See within the pic how I’m not going onto the toe of the shoe? That’s the place the black will finish. It falls neatly in line whilst you’re portray.
Additionally, should you get paint in your eyelets it’s not an enormous deal in any respect. Use a cotton swab to take away the paint. I discover that if I attempt to take away the paint proper after my mistake I have a tendency to simply transfer the paint round. But when I wait just a bit bit, say a couple of minutes, because it dries up a bit (however not the entire method) it cleans up a lot simpler.
To complete off the center sections, take your brush and paint a barely curved line. Begin it proper the place the stitching for the heel meets the only real of the shoe and go upward.
When completed with one aspect of 1 shoe, use it as a information to your different shoe. This helps to keep up extra consistency than should you painted every shoe willly nilly.
To complete paint the again with a bit of stripe. You can also make it straight up and down or you possibly can curve the sides like I did.
To complete up, take your brush and make candy little dots throughout. In the event you use a small brush and simply barely dip it within the paint every go, you’ll have pretty uniform dots with none effort.
Allow them to dry the entire method after which get them laced again up.
And whereas I mentioned that these had been my sister and I initially meant it, the second I put these suckers on my toes I made a decision that I used to be simply going to must make one other pair for her!
Hoping you like these simple and tremendous candy kicks – and don’t overlook if you wish to make a pair for Halloween costumes, however the sneakers NOW!