I love Holidays. It's hard to say I have an absolute favorite but I can say the 4th of July (Independence Day) is definitely pretty high up on the list. I have so many good memories on this holiday spent with friends and family.
Every year I am on the hunt for patriotic clothing, accessories, etc. for the family as we like to go all out. Shoe painting is a particular love of mine so I thought you might enjoy this tutorial.
ITEMS NEEDED FOR THIS PROJECT:
- Shoes: I used a knock off TOMS shoe. Stores I have seen them: Rue 21, Forever 21, Wet Seal, Payless Shoes, Wal Mart, Target, Kohls, and Five Below.
- Craft Paint: I used acrylic craft paint from Michaels.
- Paint Brushes: craft brushes will do.
- Star Stencil
- If you haven't painted on shoes before or unsure about ruining your shoes..... Practice, practice, practice! I always recommend you practice on paper before you wreck a pair of shoes.
- Paint: there are many different brands and they are all different in consistency. It is hard to paint with thick or globby paint. If your paint is too thick, add a bit of water to thin to desired consistency. It will make a huge difference!
- Take it slow! Don't rush your project. Enjoy it! I like to turn on the tv and watch a movie or turn on music and just paint away. Music always gets my creative juices going!
- The Paint will not come off. Lot's of people ask if it wears off or washes off. Nope! I even put mine in the washing machine. I usually spray mine with a water proofing spray but honestly, I am not sure if it helps or not. I figure it can't hurt.
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