I am getting creative over the summer. Without any homework I have time on my hands so started to play around with customizing some shoes.
I’d pretty happy with how they turned out!
I am now scouring every store in the area for cheap cotton/canvas shoes in white or very light colours. As it is mid-summer I have missed optimum stock time as they are now putting out the Fall stuff, but am finding some in discount bins. But is difficult to find any size 10 left!
I may see what I can do on dark colour shoes with a bleach solution… sort of a reverse batik look maybe. Or… anyone else remember acid washed denim?
It is an experimental process as I am playing with the different colours to see how they work – some do what I want, others don’t.
Here is the process – plain shoe, colour added, and finished product.
This pair is my favourite so far.
I found some plain white baseball caps at the dollar store so am doing them too. And I think I will look for some t-shirts and scarves as well to make myself a whole outfit for face painting in.
Once I get everything working the way I want I will be selling/taking commissions for custom wearable art!