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Thread: Quilt designs on Sneakers!

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    Quilt designs on Sneakers!

    Look and you might just see some Quilt Designs!
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    neat! i'd buy a pair of those. where did you find them?
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    Cute! I never thought of Zentangling my sneakers. Did you use a black Sharpie or a Pigma pen?

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    Love the shoes! Are you selling them yet?
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan View Post
    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.
    Last edited by Helenq; 04-22-2014 at 04:01 AM.

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    I used a Sharpie
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    Quote Originally Posted by dd View Post
    Love the shoes! Are you selling them yet?
    Not selling, only having fun with them!

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    What a fun idea! Thanks for sharing
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    You really should consider going into business. These are wonderful!
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    Quote Originally Posted by alwayslearning View Post
    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.

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    Really cute!

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    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!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nativetexan View Post
    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!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Helenq View Post
    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
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    wow, i'd love a pair of them, they are fantastic!!!
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    You have done fantastic zentangling on your shoes..I really love them!
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    That is really cool. Great job.

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

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

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

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    Those are soooo cool!!!!

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    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!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cindi View Post
    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.

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    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?

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