For my sister’s birthday I Sharpied some shoes with some of her favorite things. It was a lot of fun but it took FOREVER!
We have The Hobbit and Doctor Who:
Portal and Star Trek:
And of course Harry Potter!
I even decorated the tongues. I figured they wouldn’t be much use as tongues if they didn’t say something! The left shoe says “It’s a dangerous business walking out your front door” (anyone who knows my sister will know why it says that). The right shoe says “Sala’s shoes! Thief, you have been warned.”
I was also really pleased with the box I made for them:
And the gift tags:
If anyone is looking to draw with Sharpie on their own canvas shoes (Converse, Vans, Keds, Toms etc.), I discovered a good trick for shading with markers. I usually just use cross hatching, but there were a few places this didn’t give me the feel I wanted. So I took the cap off and let the marker dry out for a while. When it dries out the Sharpie will make a lighter mark. Then you can layer the lighter tone to make a gradient. It’s probably not very good for the markers, but it’s great for art!
And when you’re finished be sure to seal the shoe with a water resistant spray. I used Crep Protect:
It didn’t discolor the shoes or make the Sharpie bleed. But it does need need to be reapplied periodically.