Monday, June 27, 2016

DIY Painted canvas sneakers

I read several different tutorials linked on pinterest on painting canvas sneakers. You simply take fabric medium and mix it with any acrylic paint. The medium prevents the paint from cracking when you are wearing the shoes. Or you can use fabric paint. There are no craft stores near me and I could not find any color I liked in fabric paints locally. Nor could I find any fabric medium. I was going to order some fabric medium online from Dick Blick but ran across some Multi-Surface acrylic craft paint at Walmart in many beautiful colors, all around .86 cents per bottle. The paint went on beautifully with just one coat. I have worn each of these pairs several times and am happy to report that they all look the same as they did the day I painted them. No cracking! Yay for saving money! These are the 3 pairs I painted....

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