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Bright Graffiti Painted Athletic Shoes

DecoArt® Stylin™

Bright Graffiti Painted Athletic Shoes
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Bright Graffiti Painted Athletic Shoes

designed by Donna Welter

Paint a pair of bright graffiti style shoes with Styling Paint.

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DecoArt® Stylin™

  • Aqua (DASAL10)
  • Black (DASAL01)
  • Fuchsia (DASAL04)
  • Turquoise (DASAL11)
  • White (DASAL02)
  • Yellow (DASAL08)

Other supplies

  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels
  • stylus or pencil
  • transfer paper
  • rubbing alcohol
  • fine point permanent marker
  • 1/4" brush
  • 1" paintbrush
  • - 1/2" paint brush
  • fine paint brush
  • Kid's leather sneakers (thrift store)


NOTE: Allow paint to cure for 24-48 hours before using. Keep paper towels handy if needed for quick clean up.

  1. Remove laces from shoes. Clean shoes with rubbing alcohol.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Cover soles of shoes with masking tape. If shoes are a dark color you may want to first paint them with white Stylin. Apply two coats, letting dry between each coat.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Using pencil, lightly sketch desired designs on shoes.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Use a medium brush to apply two coats, letting dry between each coat.
    Step 3 Example
  5. Use tip of small paint brush dipped in white to create polka dots. Use transfer paper and a pencil or stylus to add the word "peace" to outside of each shoe (see attached template). Use 1/2" brush to paint letters. Paint upper portion of letters in fuschia, and lower portion in a reddish orange (mix approx. 2 parts yellow to 1 part fuschia). Use transfer paper to draw peace sign (see attached template) to front of each shoe.
    Step 4 Example
  6. After paint is dry, use a liner brush to outline letters, peace signs, hearts, and other design elements, as desired. Draw small peace signs with permanent marker. Using fine tipped brush add a bit of white paint to hearts, flower centers, and letters. This gives added interest and dimension.
    Step 5 Example
  7. Let dry and have fun wearing them!
    Step 6 Example
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