-are everything, even when you're in middle school. She has done this before, but with the kid markers we used, they sadly didn't make it through the first Fall rain shower with designs intact. We learned our lesson. Here's how Emma made this new pair custom shoes-
You need a pair of white canvas shoes. Emma and Ian almost always wear Vans, and these are the classic white slip-on style.
Sand the canvas lightly all over with sandpaper (I believe this removes the sizing or surface protection).
Lightly sketch your design with pencil. In our case, that would be dragons.
Using a combination of fabric markers and craft paint, Emma applied the design. We were advised not to use Sharpie markers (which is in abundance around here) because the ink bleeds and doesn't leave a clean line.
Allow to dry overnight. Touch up and reapply where necessary. I would advise leaving as little white as possible, just because it keeps them from appearing dirty too soon (but I'm a mom, I think that way).
When completely dry, spray the surface with any sort of suede or shoe protector spray. We did 2 coats.
Schoolhouse Craft is a week from Friday. Will I see you there? I hope so, cause I'm not tweezing these eyebrows for just anybody.