Monday, February 25, 2013

Painted "Sally" Nightmare Sneakers

You may have seen previous posts of mine of homemade Disney accessories. I decided to make sneakers to go along with my Sally (Nightmare Before Christmas) ear hat.

I started out with some Converse I got on clearance. I used acrylic craft paints to paint shapes on the shoes. Some of them are glow-in-the-dark.** I bought red laces, since Sally has red hair.  I painted the eyelets black with craft paint, then once dry, painted over it with clear nail polish to seal the paint. I used a fine tipped brush and black craft paint to add the detailing. I painted the rubber parts of the shoe too, but they are a bit washed out in this pic.

After all the paint had dried, I coated the shoe with a quick spray of gloss (Martha Stewart craft spray paint). I wanted the shoe to be water resistant, because I just wasn't sure what the paint would do if it rained or if I went overboard on Pirates of the Caribbean :)

**The glow-in-the-dark paint was pretty much rendered useless by the clear gloss overcoat. I guess something in how the paint absorbs light was ruined by the gloss. It's ok, they looked and held up great. This picture is after a full day of walking the park and being transported in luggage.

I think I'll find some other shoes to paint now...

1 comment:

  1. Hey my name is Kylie. I'd love it soo much if you'd make me a pair <3 my contact information is if you are interested. i love the nightmare before christmas and i want a pair <3