have you ever painted on your shoes? last night i painted some flowers on a cute pair of shoes that needed a little something extra…
for a first try i think they came out really cute. if i were a better painter, i might have tried something a little more ambitious than simple flowers. next time!
i used neopaque paint because the colors are concentrated, opaque and cover black exceptionally well. also it dries permanent and flexible so it won’t crack. i prepped the area i wanted to paint by wiping it down with acetone. the colors came out super bright, so after i finished painting i put a wash of diluted black paint over it to tone the colors down and give it kind of an antique-y feel to match the look of the shoes. lastly i shined them up with a little saddle soap. i’ve been wearing them around today and i can’t stop staring at my feet!
i love painted shoes, i have a collection of painted clogs, but this is the first time i’ve tried it myself. i’m already thinking about what to paint next!