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Painting/Customizing Chucks

VMan

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I've got a pair of chucks that I never wear - they are lowtop, white sole, black upper, bubblegum pink tongue. I want to paint them and maybe do some stenciling or even freehand painting.

What kind of spraypaint should I use, or doesn't it matter? Also, anyone have any ideas for cool colors or designs?
 

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Decided to paint the entire canvas part of the shoe with black artist's acrylic paint (save for the logos), then I will spray paint the shoes silver, then do a layer of cream acrylic paint on top of that. I figure that when the shoes get all beat up and worn, the other colors will show through.
 

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Look into fabric paints. They're more like dyes and leave the fabric soft and won't crack. They'll also allow the shoes to breathe.
 

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I just ordered custom chucks for 60 instead last year
 

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They turned out really cool. I painted the tongue black so the whole shoe was black, then spraypainted the metallic silver over (allowing a bit of black to show through in places) and then dry-brushed some white mixed with a tiny bit of brown acrylic paint over the top, allowing the silver to show in places. They are surprisingly flexible and don't seem to be cracking at all, but I may be a bit worried about breathability.

I'll post pics soon.
 

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