keds

walking on clouds

The next color I wanted to paint my shoes was turquoise. Mint green is my favorite ever, even more that coral or rust red or mustard or that perfect dusty blue. MY FAVORITE EVER. I’ve gotta say, I think I like these shoes even more that the coral ombre ones.

[I make these shoes primarily because I love to – but also because I sell them in an online shop for handmade items. My sister and I are known on Etsy as The Moose and The Owl. www. themooseandtheowl.etsy.com ]

So I made it mint green over the toe of the shoes, to switch up the way I painted the lights and darks.

turquoise ombre keds

turquoise ombre keds

turquoise ombre keds

turquoise ombre keds

turquoise ombre keds

handpainted canvas shoes :: coral ombre

I love the ombre trend. And coral too! So I combined these two beautiful things in a pair of handpainted shoes that I made for a friend.

coral ombre canvas shoes

It was extraordinarily easy. I basically did a coral base coat, then while it was still wet (so the paint could mix a little) I layered the white paint. At the local craft store I got the brush-on permanent, washable fabric paint that I used(Tulip brand soft paint, in Velveteen Red and Matte White.) Then I just touched up the areas that needed it.

I didn’t even tape anything off, I just freehanded everything. For clean up, I used nail polish remover and a Q-tip to wipe off the paint that had migrated onto the rubber sole and the holes for the shoe laces.

Coral shoes! I need to make some for me now.