If you haven't seen the music video by now, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQ6zr6kCPj8
Party Rock Anthem was a pretty good music video with an amazing song. In the video, you can see that most of em are wearing Party Rock shoes.
Now the LMFAO store has them for sale for over a hundred bucks for a pair. They're basically vans with Party Rock spelt out on it. If you want to buy a pair, (usually sold out) they're here: http://www.partyrockclothing.com/collections/accessories/products/party-rock-custom-shoes-white
If you're like me, you don't have that much money to spend on shoes or vans are uncomfortable for you, make one out of the shoes you already have for little to no money at all!
Let's get started.
Step 1: Party Rock Is the House Tonight! (Materials)
White casual shoes. (White works best, and for the shoe style, look at the pic of my shoes. Vans work too)
A couple pieces of cardstock
A sharp craft knife
A sharpie (black works best)
0.5 - 2 hours
Recommended but optional:
Thin pointed sharpie
If you mess up:
Thin tipped paintbrush
Got those things? Let's move on.
Step 2: Make the Stencil
Take this image and scale it so the words fit the size of your shoe. I used MS word and paint to cut out the letters and scale them.
After your design is ready, print it out on cardstock. Cut all the white out with your knife. Remember to make smooth cuts, and be very careful. For letters like P, O, and R, just leave a bridge of paper connecting the inside of the letter to the outside. Look at the picture for more details. After you get that done, put some tape on the edges, but leave space between the strips of tape.
Step 3: Tracing the Words
Tape on the stencils like so. Make sure they are straight, and say "Party Rock" when you look at them. (When you are wearing them: Party on the right, Rock on the left shoe)
BE SURE NOT TO REVERSE THE WORDS. Just follow the picture.
Take your sharpie and start to draw the outline, aligning the sharpie against the stencil (2nd picture).
Don't worry about filling in empty spots. When you're done, it should look like picture 3.
When you are done, take off the stencil, but keep it for reference later (Picture 4).
DON'T FILL IN THE EMPTY SPOTS YET OR MOVE ONTO THE OTHER SHOE YET.
Step 4: Finishing the Shoe
Take a piece of clean cardstock. This will be your "stencil ruler".
Use it to define the edges of your word. (picture 1)
You will use this technique to fill in the "paper bridges" you made earlier in the stencil.
I HIGHLY recommend you use a thin pointed sharpie for this, because the regular ones are much too thick, making it much easier to mess up and mark something else.
For the curves in the words, use a steady hand to draw in the curve.
After the outline is done, color in the blank spots in the word with a regular sharpie.
One shoe is done! (Picture 2)
Tips: Be careful, as sharpies smear, so let them dry.
Don't rush yourself! This requires care.
If you don't end up with a perfect outline, just go over it again in another layer, but don't make the words too thick by doing this.
If your shoe has small holes (to let your foot breathe), just put your sharpie inside to color in the edges.
Try not to be so picky on how it turns out, as it is possible for small differences from the stencil and final product.
If a letter overlaps on a flap on the shoe, (picture 2), try your best to make the word look continuous over the flap. Take your time!
Step 5: Repeat With the Other Shoe
Now repeat steps 3 and 4 with the other shoe. If you'll notice, I slightly messed up on the O in "Rock" (Compare picture 3 and 4).
This is okay because it was easily fixable. If you make a serious mistake, make sure you check out the next step. Otherwise, you can easily improvise. Don't be afraid to layer!
Step 6: We Gonna Make You Lose Your Mind! (If You Mess Up)
You rushed, didn't you.
First, watch this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7pPsGRA7vc&feature=related
Most likely, you marked somewhere you didn't want to.
Now dip a THIN TIPPED brush into alcohol and brush over the part you marked on accident. Be sure to brush away from the rest of the design and be careful not to get any alcohol on the rest of the design.
Now, what this will do is take of some of the sharpie ink, but will smear it out as well. Use the brush to get rid of all the ink that's close to the design. After that, use the Q-tip(dipped in alcohol) to wipe off the excess ink away from the design. Excess alcohol left on the shoe will be soaked away(not wiped) with a tissue.
Note: This will take a good amount of time, as you have to brush over it over 40 times to fully get rid of the ink. Watch the video again.
Step 7: Everyday I'm Shufflin'!
Now go enjoy your shoes because you are done! Monday: shuffle, Tuesday: Shuffle. Everybody. The whole world.
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If you happen to make these shoes, and know how to shuffle a little, post a video or picture of you shuffling, and you will be featured on the front page of this Instructable! Go do it!
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