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I was surfing the internet one day and then I came across avengers toms. I was inspired and really wanted to design and paint my own pair of shoes. You can wear them on the 4th of July, for a halloween costume, or just for fun!

So here is the process of making my Captain America toms!
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Step 1: Gather your Materials

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You'll need:
  • Red, white, and blue fabric paint
  • Fabric medium if you have acrylic paint
  • Various paint brush sizes
  • Detergent to clean the shoes (if they're old)
  • Sharpie to draw design
  • Paper towel

Step 2: Design your Shoe

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I prefer using the computer rather than sketching, so I used pixlr to "paint" the shoe. I used the magic wand tool to select certain strips and the paint bucket to fill in the colors. 

Step 3: Clean your Shoes, Remove the Shoe Laces, and Stuff them

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As you can see, the shoes I used were just a little dirty. I cleaned them quickly by taking some detergent and scrubbing the shoe. I then took some water and took off the remaining detergent. 

Remove the shoe laces and stuff the shoes with tissue paper or paper towel. It's important to stuff the shoe so you have a nice firm canvas. Once all of this is done, let the shoes dry! If you're impatient like me, you're sharpie will leak like mine did.

If you have new shoes, then you're good to go. 

Step 4: Draw out the Design

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Grab your sharpie and get drawing! Do your best to make nice clean lines. Don't worry too much about messing up, because the pain will cover it up. 

Step 5: Mix your Paint

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If you're like me and only had acrylic paint, mix fabric medium to thin it out. You add 3 parts acrylic paint to one part fabric medium. Take your brush and mix well. 

I chose to mix one paint at a time to prevent the paint from drying up. 
Raccoondog176 months ago

This is such a creative idea! The search for my sister's birthday present is officially over! ^_^

MaskMarvl2 years ago
Pretty cool... :) I would recommend that you draw lines with matte black dimensional fabric paint between each of the colors to give it a more finished comic-book-like look. ;)
shellycaron (author)  MaskMarvl2 years ago
That's a great tip. Thanks!
Welcome.. ;)
bajablue2 years ago
Fabulous! And don't forget to enter these sneakers in the 2013 Halloween Contest when it rolls around next year. ;-)
Kiteman2 years ago
Awesome project!
shellycaron (author)  Kiteman2 years ago
Thank you! I'm glad I finally got it up haha