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Custom Painted Shoes | Sunny Day

SoSoft® Fabric Paint

Custom Painted Shoes | Sunny Day
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Custom Painted Shoes | Sunny Day

designed by PLA Schneider

Wondering how to custom paint your own shoes? Try this idea using DecoArt SoSoft Paint.

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Learn more about SoSoft® Fabric Paint.


SoSoft® Fabric Paint

  • Baby Pink Deep (DSS57)
  • Cadmium Orange Hue (DSS4)
  • Dark Rose (DSS94)
  • Primary Yellow (DSS37)
  • White (DSS1)

Other supplies

  • paper towels (optional)
  • pencil
  • baby wipes (optional)
  • paper
  • small round brush
  • high-tops


NOTES: Optional: Add colorful coordinating laces for an added fun touch. You can purchase a set of colored laces or paint a set using one of the SoSoft paint colors used to paint this project. If you'd like, use an appropriately sized bottle cap to draw the sun rather than drawing freehand.

  1. Start by removing the laces from the shoes and adding balled-up paper or paper towels to the inside of the shoe to give it shape, making it easier to paint. Use a pencil to sketch the sun design on the outside of each shoe.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Use a small round brush to paint the sun's rays, starting with Baby Pink Deep. (Refer to the photo.)
    Step 1 Example
  3. Continue painting the sun's rays all the way around, alternating colors in Cadmium Orange Hue, Dark Rose, and Primary Yellow. Rinse and dry the brush between paint colors. You'll want to apply two coats for good coverage, also letting dry between coats. Tip: If you get stray paint on the rubber part of the shoe, just use a baby wipe to clean it off.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Mix (1) part Yellow with (1) part White. Use a small round brush to apply this color to the middle of the sun.
    Step 3 Example
  5. Using the provided pattern as reference, use a small round brush to paint the sun's face in Cadmium Orange Hue, Dark Rose and Baby Pink Deep. Let dry.
    Step 4 Example


SoSoft Fabric Acrylics work best with natural materials like cotton canvas.

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