I sent out this picture on social media last night asking what people thought I was drawing on. Apart from the clever Jamie from the CRAFT blog on Twitter, there were lots of ideas but no correct answers: bag, paper towel, hat, couch, ball, canvas, rug, tea towel. Some of these might be my next project but this one is how to draw on shoes!
I recently bought very cute emerald green and cobalt blue jeans for Spring and I’ve been wearing them with some black Converse type shoes. But I had also been wanting to play with the Stained Permanent Fabric Marker pack from Sharpie that I picked up. So I bought some white canvas shoes from Kmart for a bargain $4.50 and set to work.
The pens were so easy to use. They are brush tip and don’t need to be set in any way – just draw and you’re done. I drew flowers and leaves for a classic Spring look, but I have seen stripes and chevrons on shoes that looked great. I also coloured in the stitching line.
All up it took me maybe half an hour in front of the TV and I can’t wait to wear them to a birthday party tomorrow.
(That reminds me! I’d better get on with sewing the present!)
Here’s what the pens look like. They are available online at Amazon – click on the picture to see more.
Other projects you could use these pens on:
- tote bag
- pencil case
- table cloth
- wall art
- shorts or jeans pockets
- sunglasses case
- pillow cases
Ashton of Dressu says
Wow, these looked amazing! I haven’t tried drawing on shoes but I think it is a great creative idea to try.