Wednesday, May 11, 2011

custom painted TOMs

A while back, TOMS shoes started catching on.
Granted, I don't own a pair but I see them EVERY.WHERE.
{Update: I finally own a pair, and I've custom painted there in this post HERE}
{UPDATE 2: I FINALLY HAVE AN ETSY SHOP! LINK ON THE SIDEBAR OR VISIT 
SHOPWITTY HERE TO ORDER YOUR OWN PAIR!
I did have the pleasure of getting asked to paint on a pair by a dear friend, and of course, being the artist I am, I said YES immediately.
So now, here I was with a pair of TOMS, white nonetheless, and wow, a blank canvas staring at me in the face
What paints do I use? 
Sharpies, Acrylics, Fabric Paint were all options
What should I paint on them?
Basically I had free range. She said, "whatever you want!"
So first, I drew a few sketches of some concepts and tried to look online for some sources...
Then I finally settled on acrylic paints since I already had a whole box of them...why not?
With a fine tip paintbrush, I set out to work.
Only I didn't know how hard it was to paint on canvas, in such small detail...
It was hard work.
It took me a while, but I finally managed to paint them both and make them completely unique!
 My friend loves them and wears them often. She tells me everyone wants a pair too! 
If you want some custom painted ones, just message me! I'm sure we can work something out.


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Edited on Nov. 8th to add watermarks on my images since they have been blown up everywhere online with some having no link back to this blog.

10 comments:

  1. SO so cute!! I foresee an etsy shop idea in the making for you..! Love the bright colors. so springy! My husband just got me a pair of TOMS and they are my favorite shoes to date :)

    -Lindsay
    Delighted Momma

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  2. So cute! Great job! I love how they are both so unique :)
    New follower!

    <3 Justine
    http://justine-obsessivecreativedisorder.blogspot.com/

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  3. These are awesome! I wish I could paint like that!

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  4. I love Tom's. Great painting job. These looks so cute.

    P.S. Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog.

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  5. These are great!! I have been using Sharpie Marker on the Tom's I have done. They bleed a bit... I really like the paint. I can only imagine how tough it is to get the paint in the fabric. I have a question: How is the paint wearing for your friend? Is it cracking or peeling? Did you use a sealant? Just questions from one artist to another... Keep bein' Krafty! <3 Trevor

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  6. Hi, I was interested in purchasing these toms if you could paint another pair with 'Jenn' on the side of the shoe, I couldn't finid your email address so I figuered I'd just comment under the picture. Please respond back.
    Thanks,
    Jenn.

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    1. Hey Jenn, shoot me an email at sanlynet@gmail.com. I should be able to do it and would love to talk details with you.

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  7. These are simply amazing! You should specialize in this and offer to do them for weddings and stuff! Love, love, love!

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