Love the look of DIY galaxy printed clothing but afraid the look will be way too difficult to achieve on your own? Never fear, I found this easy tutorial that looks amaze balls AND easy peasy to accomplish!!! Literally a no fail method for getting a perfectly glamorous galaxy print on a pair of shoes!!!
You will need a couple of different colored permanent markers for this one & some white paint, but the techniques used are easy enough for beginners and even kids to follow along. You will be amazed at how cool your new pair of DIY Galaxy Shoes look, with the stars and mesmerizing outer space look.
The first thing you’ll want to do is remove the laces. Next you’ll want to tape off the area of the shoes that you don’t want to get marker on. You can also be careful or help your littles ones draw around the sole to avoid marking them. Start coloring the canvas shoes with permanent markers.
Use shades of blue, pinks, purples, greens and black. Have fun! You seriously cannot make a mistake. Be sure to switch up the colors you use and even keep a little bit of space white.
Once you are satisfied with how the marker looks, the next step could not be any easier! Take the shoes outside and coat them with rubbing alcohol. You will instantly start to see the colors bleeding together to create a watercolor look. Allow the rubbing alcohol to dry completely. (preferably for 24 hours)
Use paint to create some white area. Add some large stars with your paintbrush. Coat your paintbrush with quite a bit of white paint and use your finger to flick white paint across the shoes. This creates very tiny stars and lines throughout the galaxy! Allow the paint to dry completely.
Time to put the shoelaces back in! You can see that I have died the laces a pale purple. I scribbled on them with purple permanent marker and added a good amount of alcohol to them and placed them in a bowl. Once the color was nice, I removed them and let them dry completely.
Remove any tape and get ready to have shoes that are way too cool for school! ;)
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