Converse + Calvin ‘n’ Hobbes

They’re finally finished!  Took me long enough, right?  But I’m super stoked to show you my latest creation…drum roll please…..Calvin and Hobbes themed painted Converse’s!  Calvin and Hobbes is my favorite comic of all time, so it’s only fitting that I used it as my inspiration for my first pair of painted canvas shoes.  Check them out!

imageimageimageimageimageimageimageimageI used fabric paint, fabric markers and paint markers for the design.  Then I sealed the paint with some clear matte varnish.  The markers were definitely the easiest to use, but I don’t think they would show up as well on shoes that aren’t white.  I’d like to try my hand at a different color next time so I will definitely be practicing up on my fabric paint skills.  The most difficult part of this project was finding designs that would fit on the quite narrow sides of these shoes.

My new goal is to make a whole collection of different themed, different color, and different styles of Converse shoes.  I need your help deciding what themes to paint next.  Any ideas?  Please leave me a comment!


KristyMichele signing out…..

Author: tuxedocatart

Worker bee by day.....runner, fiddler and 'jack-of-all-trades' artist by night, craving to learn all I can about whatever art form I'm obsessed with at the moment. I love landscape painting, making paper flowers and general crafting, though my interests tend to change with the wind. I'm known to browse Etsy, Hobby Lobby, and the arts/crafts/photography sections at B&N for hours looking for the perfect new project or three. Some say I have too much time on my hands. Others say I have too much going on in my life. I say bring it on!

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