Tuesday, March 17

DIY Dot Patterned Sneakers

Some days you've got it and some days you don't These shoes weren't my first or even second attempt to get a very foggy idea I had come up with and decided I needed. Red, yellow, pink and black diamonds. 
My first effort was comical and looked circus ready. My second I ditched the color for all black and then realized that though neat looking, weren't what I was going for. Just like Goldilocks, the third try was just right!

Grab a pair of white sneakers and
your Tulip Fabric Markers and let's get to it!

I used a stencil to get the perfect shape. Normally I'd freehand it but I was feeling overly like a perfectionist. Use whatever stencil you have on hand or can find at the store. This is one I cut out from a file I purchased at the Silhouette Store.

Spray the backside of the stencil lightly with Aleene's Repositionable Tacky Spray and adhere to the middle of the toe area of your shoe.

Fill in the dots or shapes of your stencil with alternating colors.

When you've done all you can do with the stencil where it is, lightly spray again and tack back down, using some of your previous shapes to help keep your shapes right on track.

When you get to the back of the shoes, stop at the seam. Being able to keep the pattern fluidly around the shoe is highly unlikely so just quit it right there!

Keep going around and around and on both shoes until you are done!

It may have taken some doing, but I finally got just the kicks I was looking for!


Black Lau said...
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Ama said...

Those are awesome... you always do great shoes customization, but this one is definitely my fav !!!

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