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Helenq 04-22-2014 02:57 AM

Quilt designs on Sneakers!
 
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Look and you might just see some Quilt Designs!

QuiltnNan 04-22-2014 02:59 AM

neat! i'd buy a pair of those. where did you find them?

Tartan 04-22-2014 03:22 AM

Cute! I never thought of Zentangling my sneakers. Did you use a black Sharpie or a Pigma pen?

dd 04-22-2014 03:46 AM

Love the shoes! Are you selling them yet?

Helenq 04-22-2014 03:56 AM


Originally Posted by QuiltnNan (Post 6685958)
neat! i'd buy a pair of those. where did you find them?

I made them. Well, not made them but I drew on them.

Helenq 04-22-2014 03:57 AM

I used a Sharpie

Helenq 04-22-2014 03:59 AM


Originally Posted by dd (Post 6686025)
Love the shoes! Are you selling them yet?

Not selling, only having fun with them!

Doggramma 04-22-2014 04:59 AM

What a fun idea! Thanks for sharing

alwayslearning 04-22-2014 05:46 AM

You really should consider going into business. These are wonderful!

Helenq 04-22-2014 06:23 AM


Originally Posted by alwayslearning (Post 6686261)
You really should consider going into business. These are wonderful!

Oh Thank You! However I have 2 businesses already and this sort of thing I find relaxing. However I do have a hard time making something if it is not useful.

Auntevie 04-22-2014 06:46 AM

Really cute!

nativetexan 04-22-2014 07:17 AM

Yep, there is a quilter in Europe who has a book out on painting shoes like this. Can't think of her name but she's made some beauties. Great shoes!

Helenq 04-22-2014 08:18 AM


Originally Posted by nativetexan (Post 6686446)
Yep, there is a quilter in Europe who has a book out on painting shoes like this. Can't think of her name but she's made some beauties. Great shoes!

If you happen to think of her name, please along, would love to see them too!

lindadee 04-22-2014 08:34 AM


Originally Posted by Helenq (Post 6686542)
If you happen to think of her name, please along, would love to see them too!

Her name is Annemart Berendse. She has a blog called "Quilting the Town Red" http://quiltingthetownred.blogspot.com/. There is a picture of her book on the sidebar of her blog :)

Helenq, your shoes are so pretty! Lots of wonderful detail :)

lynnie 04-22-2014 11:46 AM

wow, i'd love a pair of them, they are fantastic!!!

blahel 04-22-2014 03:31 PM

You have done fantastic zentangling on your shoes..I really love them!

2manyhobbies 04-23-2014 03:56 AM

That is really cool. Great job.

Geri B 04-23-2014 05:44 AM

Got to go buy me a pair of canvas shoes and some fine line sharpies......let's start a fad!

carolynjo 04-23-2014 10:45 AM

There is a book, Decorate your shoes in print right now with patterns for decorating tennis shoes.

Pete 04-23-2014 01:03 PM

my husband bought me a pair of keds with pinwheels on them ---

DebbE 04-23-2014 03:29 PM

How wonderful! Thank you for showing your work --- I will never do it (as I am absolutely NOT artistic with a pen or drawing), but I drool over things made by others who ARE artistic.....

milikaa1 04-23-2014 09:47 PM

Those are soooo cool!!!!

cindi 04-23-2014 11:15 PM

Beautiful! I've got a pair of canvas tennies and have been thinking about doing this, too. A couple of questions: What size pen did you use, and how did you protect them from water staining? I've been afraid to try for fear they'd get wet and run. Would love a few tips on this!

Helenq 04-24-2014 02:42 AM


Originally Posted by cindi (Post 6688722)
Beautiful! I've got a pair of canvas tennies and have been thinking about doing this, too. A couple of questions: What size pen did you use, and how did you protect them from water staining? I've been afraid to try for fear they'd get wet and run. Would love a few tips on this!


I started with 2 sharpie Fine Point markers, however there was one marker that says "Double Permanent" in red on the marker. That one I did not like at all--it bleed for my liking. I sprayed Scotch Guard after I drew on them. The next pair I will spray before and after.

euclid 04-24-2014 03:42 AM

Great idea, I'm going out to find myself some sneakers. Do you think they need to be the canvas like yours, or would this work on the "leather" ones too?

arheath 04-24-2014 03:50 AM

Oh my gosh. Wish I could draw.

wildyard 04-24-2014 04:28 AM

I recently bought a shirt to try my zendoodling on. I hope it turns out half as great as your shoes.

LindaJ 04-24-2014 04:30 AM

How cute! Amazing idea.

Caroline S 04-24-2014 05:46 AM

Wow, love those sneakers.

JanieH 04-24-2014 07:08 AM

Those are fantastic!

indymta 04-24-2014 07:17 AM

I keep looking at these shoes and can't imagine how you can do this! To draw on such an irregular surface and it look so beautiful...love them!!

needles3thread 04-24-2014 07:21 AM

Great shoes. Are your other businesses craft related?

AUQuilter 04-24-2014 08:08 AM

Wow! What Talent!

Kathryn Garcia 04-24-2014 08:42 AM

Way cool!!!! :)

cindi 04-24-2014 09:25 AM


Originally Posted by Helenq (Post 6688787)
I started with 2 sharpie Fine Point markers, however there was one marker that says "Double Permanent" in red on the marker. That one I did not like at all--it bleed for my liking. I sprayed Scotch Guard after I drew on them. The next pair I will spray before and after.

Thanks so much for the info - I'll avoid the double permanent marker. I'd also heard of people using 2 coasts of Mod Podge after drawing on them, but I'd think either Scotchgard or a waterproofing spray would be best.

mudose8 04-24-2014 12:33 PM

What talent! I'm always looking for new ideas, think I'll give it a try. DGD(9) would love to try this too.

Helenq 04-24-2014 04:21 PM


Originally Posted by indymta (Post 6689237)
I keep looking at these shoes and can't imagine how you can do this! To draw on such an irregular surface and it look so beautiful...love them!!

Honestly! It is not as hard as it looks. Hardest part is starting--these are the first shoes I ever have done! You can do it too!

Helenq 04-24-2014 04:26 PM


Originally Posted by needles3thread (Post 6689242)
Great shoes. Are your other businesses craft related?

My bread & butter job is in tourism (lots of people) and my second job is a long arming quilting business (lots of design)--I am lucky because I Love them both!


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