I haven't had the time to get to this yet (finals suck), but I did some practicing on a super shitty Zara blazer I picked up for a 5 dolla bill at the local GW. Came out pretty damn cool. Granted the material is completely different, but I think it should be a good end result.
Those painted shoes are hella cool - I guess I've got the Margiela bug too. Does the gesso eventually chip off/fade and break down in a nice way? I did the soles of a pair of shoes with gold acrylic and I've found it kinda peels and comes off in little balls and is gross.
They wore in really well actually. The gesso on the upper creases and crinkles really cool so it ends up looking really organically distressed. The paint on the rubber, however, didn't last a single night of debauchery. It sorta peeled off all over, but still looks pretty cool at the moment. I doubt it will last in any really significant way the more I wear it though. To be expected I suppose, you either need paint formulated for rubber or some special spray to make the paint adhere more permanently to the rubber (according to my artist/painter sister). So I'll have to look in to that.
Before wear/completed pics:
(don't know where the red came from, it's cocaine white with black peeking through in person)
As they currently sit (bad pics):
Edited by VirtruviusR - 5/9/13 at 9:02pm