I am geeking out hard over these shoes — how absolutely awesome are they?! I am such a big Marvel fan and I can't wait to try this DIY tutorial for myself. The good part about this DIY project is that it is fairly easy, but the result makes it look like it was very difficult! This DIY tutorial comes from the wonderfully creative people at Comic Con Family.
For this project, you will need:
-- A pair of white canvas shoes
-- 2 packs of Avengers (or any other superhero) napkins (you can usually find these at Wal-mart in the party section, at Party City or online)
-- Painter's tape
-- Mod Podge (matte) (if you want the shoes to be water resistant, get Outdoor Mod Podge)
-- Small paintbrush
-- 2 bowls or cups
-- X-acto knife
-- Clear plastic wrap or plastic bags
-- Sponge brushes
-- Clear sealant spray (optional)
You can find the majority of these items at a craft store.
Protect the soles of the shoes
Use the painter's tape to completely cover the soles of the shoes. The Mod Podge doesn't work as well on rubber so you want to make sure only the canvas fabric of the shoes is exposed.
Pick out your superhero
Unfold the superhero napkins all the way. Pick out the superhero that you want to put on the shoe and use the small paintbrush to paint a thin line of water around that super here. Then, slowly pull the napkin piece away from the rest of the napkin.
Paint on the Mod Podge
Use the sponge brush and the Mod Podge to paint on the shoe where you want to put the napkin piece. Then, place the napkin piece on the shoe. Take a piece of plastic wrap and wad it up and rub it over the napkin piece to remove any wrinkles or air bubbles.
Continue adding napkin pieces to the entire shoe
Repeat the previous steps to cover the entire shoe with piece of the superhero napkin. Make sure the entire canvas part of the shoe is covered. Let the Mod Podge dry completely.
Clean up the shoe and seal the napkins
Use the X-acto knife to cut around the sole of the shoe and then remove the painter's tape. Make sure to take your time while cutting the napkins off so that you get a clean line. You will also need to use the X-acto knife to remove the napkin pieces from around the shoelace eyelets. Then, if you want, spray a layer of clean sealant spray over the entire shoe to seal the art. String the shoelaces back through the eyelets.
Rock your awesome superhero-themed shoes!
What other superhero-themed items would you like to see? I will try to find some projects so that you can make them easily!