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post #1036 of 1129
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Been wearing the DIY painted converse much? Shown any signs of ageing?
post #1037 of 1129
They're on my feet right now, actually.





It seems like the painted rubber parts get dirty pretty fast, but the painted canvas parts don't. Some paint loss on the logo and the rubber, with a few red and blue bits showing through, and of course, there's indigo stains. But, as I said somewhere else, a girl dropped a cup of wine next to them and it sloshed across the shoes but rolled right off because of the paint. enjoying them way more since I painted them.
post #1038 of 1129
They look good.

Pfft. Maybe I should paint all my shoes. The amount of wine on my GAT's... frown.gif
post #1039 of 1129

Hm.... I may try to paint an old pair of all white vans

post #1040 of 1129
sweet thread, just read the whole thing, funny I never saw it before

I've diy'd for a while now, mostly with leather, from re-painting and dying shoes and jackets to washing, shrinking and distressing as well
Edited by canstyleace - 6/18/14 at 12:28pm
post #1041 of 1129
Instructions on distressing Dayton boots? They look awesome!
post #1042 of 1129
thanks, I just used lightly damp 150 & 220 grid sandpaper and go slow, patience is everything here and if you overdue it just apply some mink oil to restore
Edited by canstyleace - 6/18/14 at 12:29pm
post #1043 of 1129
I've only read about ten pages of this thread so far, but I really love it. It's great to see you all figuring out how to create or alter your own stuff. Well done!
post #1044 of 1129
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Originally Posted by fireflygrave View Post

Anybody here have experience dyeing linen?

If so, what kind of difficulties would I have to expect if I wanted to dye a 100% white linen jacket black or dark grey? The jacket in question has a white cotton lining also. Ideally I'd like to dye it in such a way that the whole thing comes out very dark grey/black. It seems like hot dyeing would be best for this, but I'm afraid the jacket might shrink too much. Is there a way to dye it that would have a good chance of success? I don't own it yet, but its available for a very very cheap price (more than 60% less than I've ever seen a jacket of this brand go for). The black versions are always more sought after and expensive. Just wondering if anyone's tried this and can offer advice (or dissuade me smile.gif )

I haven't been scientific about it, but I've accidentally washed and hot-dried a linen shirt a couple of times, without noticeable shrinkage. I also dip-died an off-white linen sport coat with cheap cold dye, and it worked pretty well. I can't find the pics I took of the process, but here's a shitty bathroom pic of me wearing it in the airport.
post #1045 of 1129
yay college welcome week!
post #1046 of 1129

I got in on this painted converse action, great idea for summer beaters.

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! - from red to white (Click to show)

red canvas highs from ebay

 

one coat of paint

 

2nd coat of paint

post #1047 of 1129
Here is my blog where you can find all my customization or creation projects:

http://sveinhandmade.blogspot.fr/
post #1048 of 1129
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Originally Posted by Crstl View Post

Here is my blog where you can find all my customization or creation projects:

http://sveinhandmade.blogspot.fr/

 

This stuff is pretty rad, nice work. The trouser work looks awesome.

 

 

Since it's been a hot topic again lately, here's an update on mine.

I kind of like that they're kind of slow to peel, so kind of constantly in the cracked stage. Been wearing them frequently for about a month

 

 

 

post #1049 of 1129
Those look nice.... icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Somewhere on the Walking Dead extras, there's a bit about how to achieve an instant aged/crackle effect (for a fake prison wall); I thought it could maybe be applied to shoes as well, though I forget which season that was on.
post #1050 of 1129
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Originally Posted by Crstl View Post

Here is my blog where you can find all my customization or creation projects:

http://sveinhandmade.blogspot.fr/

All this stuff is amazing. I need to get myself a damn sewing machine.
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