Last month I discovered Colourcraft's fabric paints and I painted some shoes with a galaxy design. I am hooked! This time I decided to stencil some shoes with a sunflower design on them.
Armed with a pair of white trainers, sponges, tape and the fabulous fabric paints I set to work and I had a ball.
Firstly, I removed the laces and then taped the rubber strip around the base of the shoes using masking tape. I used smaller pieces of tape around the top edge to ensure I got in as close as possible without taping the fabric of the shoe. I then used a thicker tape to cover the larger section.
I taped the daisy/sunflower stencil at various intervals around the shoe and using a pencil, I traced the outline. I did this so I could plan out the design and the number of sunflowers.
To achieve the variations in the yellow colour, I mixed a little red and white with yellow so that I had several yellow shades. I then used a paint brush to paint inside the pencil lines.
I continued to paint all around the shoe and within the pencil lines. I couldn't decide whether or not to remove the pencil lines, but I decided that they added something so I left them in. I also painted the entire tongue of the shoe yellow as it made it brighter.
I love them ! I hope that you have a go - I would love to see what you make :)