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Marbled canvas shoes

DIY

by Panduro

Marbled canvas shoes

Marbled canvas shoes

How to instructions

  • 1

    Apply masking tape along the entire sole of the shoe. Press the tape down to make sure it is securely adhered and to prevent any paint from seeping underneath. Protect the inside of the shoe with masking tape and plastic.

  • 2

    Prepare the tie-dye mixture: Pour water in the bottle, put on the cap and shake the bottle to dissolve the powder. Keep in mind that you must use the dye within 45 minutes.

  • 3

    Spray a 5-6 cm thick layer of shaving cream into a tray that will fit the object you are dyeing.

  • 4

    Smooth the shaving cream with a dough scraper or something similar. The smoother the shaving cream is, the clearer the pattern will be.

  • 5

    Add drops of dye. The dye should not cover the shaving cream entirely; just place the drops here and there.

  • 6

    Pull a skewer or plant stake through the shaving cream. Pull horizontal parallel lines first, and then pull vertical lines. This will create a marbled pattern in the shaving cream. Create patterns with the skewer until you are pleased with the pattern and no large blobs of colour remain in the shaving cream.

  • 7

    Dip the shoe directly into the shaving cream, all the way to the sole. Turn the shoe one way first and then the other so that the dye adheres to both sides. Lift the shoe straight up.

  • 8

    Scrape off the shaving cream with a soft dough scraper. Carefully wipe off the remnants with paper. Place each shoe in its own plastic bag for at least 6 hours. Remove the shoes and let dry completely. Rinse the shoes carefully and let dry.

You can use fabric paint to create loads of great effects! Here, we’ve created marbling with shaving cream and some fabric paint. This technique works best on firm textiles, such as canvas shoes, a cap or a summer hat. Perfect for sprucing up accessories that have started to look a little boring. Marbling fabric does not require very much paint, so take the chance to dye something else at the same time – maybe a tie-dyed T-shirt, a pair of shorts or socks.

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