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Customized Graffiti Octopus Sneakers

DecoArt® Stylin™

Customized Graffiti Octopus Sneakers
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Customized Graffiti Octopus Sneakers

designed by Jessica Alea

Paint an octopus and a watercolor background onto canvas sneakers with DecoArt® Stylin™.

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DecoArt® Stylin™

  • Black (DASAL01)
  • Fuchsia (DASAL04)
  • Purple (DASAL13)
  • Turquoise (DASAL11)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels
  • 1" painter's tape
  • paintbrushes (including small round brush)
  • athletic shoes


  1. Prepare the shoes by removing the laces and taping areas that will not be painted.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Load the brush with water and soak the fabric of the shoe.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Mix the water on the shoe with about five (5) drops of Fuchsia to create a watercolor effect. Dab lightly onto the fabric of the shoe. Do the same for Turquoise and Purple, randomly adding watercolor blotches around the entire shoe. Allow to dry completely.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Using a very small, round brush, draw octopus on the side heel of the shoe with Black. (Use a dabbing stroke to apply paint to get into the fabric.)
    Step 3 Example
  5. Paint the tentacles around to the front and the other side of the shoes. Allow to dry thoroughly. Remove the tape and re-apply the laces.
    Step 4 Example