Things don't always turn out as planned...
I purchased these sneakers to participate in a
Graffiti Sneaker play day...
I was ill the day of the play day
so the sneakers sat there lonely...
A couple weeks later:
I soaked the sneakers in soda ash...
These are the dye colors I chose:
Turquoise, Sweet Alyssum, Fuchsia Red
The sneakers are placed in buckets,
Ice cubes piled on top,
dye powder on top of ice...
Several hours later the ice is melting...
The baby sneakers aren't getting very dark...
The big sneakers are taking the dye very well...
3 days later.....ice is all melted
The baby shoes are not 100% cotton........sigh
After soaking, washing and drying:
The baby shoes are merely stained.
The big sneakers grabbed all the Fuchsia
and not much else.
They need something more...
I decided to have my own private
Graffiti Sneaker play day:
After testing lots and lots of
markers of all kinds...
The Sharpie fine point worked the best!
The staining made a great background for the
I decided to draw quilting motifs
on my sneakers
I have been drawing quilting motifs in my
sketch book lately...
so I was all warmed up and ready
to draw on the shoes
Yes, this was great FUN!
Get out your shoes and give this a try!
May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,