For my third pair of hand painted athletic shoes, my youngest daughter wanted Customized Rose Sneakers. She liked the Nike Air Force Ones, but we found Nike Court Vision sneakers for half the price. The shoes are similiar, but the Air Force Ones have a thicker sole.
Materials for Customized Rose Sneakers:
- leather sneakers
- pure acetone
- paints- Apple Barrel 2605E Crimson, 20404E Black, 21049E Pink Parfait, 20403 White, 20429E Christmas Green
- brushes- 1/4 angle, 1/8 flat, 0/0 liner
- Mod Podge Matte Clear Acrylic Sealer
Directions for Customized Rose Sneakers:
Prep the shoes by cleaning the leather with acetone. The acetone removes any residue left on the shoes from the factory. Trace the dime shape with a pencil onto the front, back, and sides of the shoe. Each dime pattern will serve as placement for the center of each rose.
Using the dime patterns as your centers, paint a Crimson rose shape with the 1/4″ angle brush. The rose will need five or six coats of paint for opaque coverage. It’s best to paint many thin coats of acrylic paint for customized leather shoes. Shade with Black and the same angle brush.
Highlight with Pink Parfait and White with the 1/8 flat brush. Mix Christmas Green and White, then paint the leaves and swirlies with the liner brush. I tried to use the flat brush at first, but it was too broad.
Heat bond the acrylic paint with a blow dryer.
Take your Customized Rose Sneakers outside and spray them with several light coats of Mod Podge Acrylic Matte Sealer.
I hope you enjoyed my Customized Rose Sneaker tutorial!
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