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Art Feet

Added Oct 9, 2008

by ashchaser

Nashville, Tenne...






Since I painted these shoes a couple of years ago, they have been my absolute favorites to wear out. Not only am I heel-challenged, but I just love wearing flats for any occasion and probably will until….well forever!
To do this you just find some cheap, plain shoes in a color you like, find some acrylic fabric paint, and choose a pattern that isn’t complicated. I’m sure you could use 2 or more colors to do this, but I have stuck with black just because it went well with the colors. To get the paint looking sharp in the tiny spots I used a tiny brush, and then a toothpick (which took forever! but it was well worth it).
For the bike shoes, my inspiration was a guy who had a similar tattoo on his feet of the bike he rode growing up. I myself loved this idea, but don’t have a bike with alot of sentimental attachment to, therefore I don’t feel like I could have it permanently inked on my feet- so thats where those came from!
As for the bunny people, I found an odd picture in an underground zine a few years ago and always liked it, and thought “why not?” and the results are great! These shoes always get alot of attention, and no one seems to believe that I painted them myself!

Material Notes

shoes (thrift stores!)
acrylic fabric paint
paint brush and toothpick
a cool pattern





that guy who had the bike tattoo-I have no idea who you are, but I saw you at Bonnaroo and immediately loved your tatt!

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    Jul 17, 2009, 12.02 PMby dariagraphy


    you might be my soulmate from US :P we did the same stuff

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    Oct 14, 2008, 12.57 PMby meji

    awesome idea.

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    Oct 12, 2008, 11.34 AMby mary-dove

    A great idea and very well done. I love them!

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    Oct 9, 2008, 09.05 PMby laurertheexplorer

    sooooo cool!

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    Oct 9, 2008, 07.56 PMby nikkishell

    These are great!

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    Oct 9, 2008, 03.24 PMby sewdelightful

    FUN FEET! LOve It! :)

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    Oct 9, 2008, 02.48 PMby alden

    These are awesome! man as soon as i have the time I am totally doing this!

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    Oct 9, 2008, 01.33 PMby oonaballoona

    oh COME ON! these are AWESOME! you’ve just given me the perfect gift idea for hubby’s bday. you rock.

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    Oct 9, 2008, 12.43 PMby calicocouture

    So creative! I love the Bicycle pair.

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    Oct 9, 2008, 12.23 PMby dianacirne

    This is really cool! I love the idea! I always look for different shoes and I’m a huge compulsive buyer of sneakers, so this is an amazing idea to have shoes that no one else have! Great! Thanks for sharing!

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    Oct 9, 2008, 11.17 AMby ghainskom

    These are nice. They make me think of Camper twin shoes.

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    Oct 9, 2008, 10.20 AMby the-gilded-bee

    Wow! You have a lot of patience. These are extra cute.

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    Oct 9, 2008, 09.29 AMby polychromatin

    These are so cool! Really great idea. And I know what you’re talking about: I once painted easter-eggs with toothpicks … never do that.

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