Introduction: Funky Feathered Keds

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This is photo documentation of a project I did earlier this winter. This photo instructable is being submitted for the 'I Made It' Photo Contest.

I was feeling artsy so I decided to do some drawing...on some shoes! 

It took me a long time to find a pair of white Keds, but I persevered and finally found these at a Marden's 5 hours from my house!

I used a Sharpie pen for the feather design, which is on the front/toe part, and on the heel.  It probably took me 3-4 hours to do the pen-work and was quite tedious...but very rewarding! I get compliments on them wherever I go, and a lot of people think that they were printed like that in the store! I have even had some friends ask if they could buy a pair...

It was a very fun project and I will certainly be doing more of this in the future!



peachyone (author)2012-03-02

i love these, you are totally inspired. first thing tommorow i am getting me some keds ;)

NewBlake (author)2011-03-22

Hi Junebugbanjo. They look great. My only comment which is from experience is that the ink, although perm, might bleed and get fuzzy. This happened to a pair I did a couple of years back. I am going to do it with fabric paint/ink next time.

Junebugbanjo (author)NewBlake2011-03-29

Its true, the lines are not quite as sharp as when I first drew them, but they seem to be holding up pretty well...I'll have to experiment with different mediums for future projects!

jbpitcher (author)2011-03-29

Yo' white Keds are just a click away - or Kohls has them also.

Junebugbanjo (author)jbpitcher2011-03-29

Thanks for the tip! I have admit, I was trying to find them as cheap as possible, but I'll look in those places you mentioned in the future!

rschack (author)2011-03-29

Really Cool!

wilgubeast (author)2011-03-22

Fly kicks.

BlueberryCrazy (author)2011-03-22

Cool shoes! they're like...modern day winged sandals, you know, like the ones Hermes wore, back in the day ;)

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