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post #946 of 1087

I used chucks for a couple reasons:

  • I was also taking some inspiration from the Rick Ramones (which is pretty funny when you think about it)
  • I had a pair that I didn't wear sitting around being useless

 

If you're going to go and buy shoes to do this to, why not just get something without a toe cap - unless you're totally set on converse. Vans makes some highs with no toe cap and that don't lace as far down and I'm sure you could find others too. 

 

The other thing is that the converse are still the shape of converse after being painted. I've never handled the Augustas, but they look to me in pictures like they're bigger and more substantial. Sk8-his might even be a good candidate.

 

Just some things to consider.

 

The fold and soak sounds good, but I don't know how much it would do compared to just folding them. Can't hurt I suppose.

 

Anyway, I used Folkart brand paint and gloss from Wal-mart.

 

E: Feel free to send me the ~$800 discrepancy tongue.gif

post #947 of 1087
My girlfriend made this jacket for school.


The assignment was 'sportswear' so all her classmates did like, bikinis and she busts this out.
Big mesh lined pockets, mesh inlay in the shoulder, and a half mesh hood that zips into the collar and snaps down to the front.

It also happens to fit me perfectly!
I'm gonna post a fit pic with a real camera one of these days but I was getting ancy :3
post #948 of 1087
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Maybe before I paint them, I could soak them and dry them folded in half to get that upward toe flare?
 

 

No reason to do that. They're going to be completely flat when you step in them anyways

post #949 of 1087
Anyone know if it's possible to paint the gum soles of Docs ?
post #950 of 1087
i was wondering the same thing the outer edge at least.
post #951 of 1087
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post #952 of 1087
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Originally Posted by filcol View Post

Anyone know if it's possible to paint the gum soles of Docs ?

yup, done it



acrylic worked fine.
post #953 of 1087
Anyone know a source for good denim buttons . I'm looking for a rivet type with a hollow center not the crap pin types sold in all the sewing stores
post #954 of 1087

So a few weeks ago I was recently looking thru my old shoes and was thinking about my old cons. And recently the new MMM x Converse collection gave me the perfect inspiration. Paint peeling off over time to reveal a different color underneath.

 

MMM x Cons for those that haven't seen it (Click to show)

Before

After

 

 

 

Started out with a somewhat beat up pair of off-white his

 

Applied a layer of dark blue acrylic (it looks darker in person)

 

Then added a layer of clear medium crackle

Then painted white over it.

 

Finished product

 

 

 

 

 

The idea is that more paint will chip off as I wear to reveal the blue underneath.

post #955 of 1087

Really like those, art. Does crackle treatment make it chip off instead of peel? 

post #956 of 1087
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Originally Posted by DanIsThe View Post
 

Really like those, art. Does crackle treatment make it chip off instead of peel? 

 

I just painted them the other day. Will take some wear pics as time goes by.

post #957 of 1087

does anyone have experience shrinking a leather jacket?

post #958 of 1087
post #959 of 1087

How much does it cost to get someone in the US to make a decent pair of jeans from your fabrics?

post #960 of 1087
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Originally Posted by Timbaland View Post

You can check out this:

http://helloblackbird.blogspot.com/2009/07/washing-your-leather-jacket-by-peter.html

 

just tried it I will get pics of the results in a few days hopefully I didn't ruin it

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