character-shoes

Character Shoe Painting!

Do this If you ever need tan character shoes but only have black ones. I used this theater hack this Fall and it looks great from the audience. No one will ever know you’re PAINTING your shoes!

1st Step. Scuff shoes. My shoes were shiny so I scuffed my shoes all over with fine gain sand paper.

2nd Step. Spray. Find a cheap spray pain similar to the shade you want. No need to be exact yet. I picked mine up at Michele’s where I found my paint. Spray 5-7 light light coats.

3rd Step. Paint all over with acrylic paint in the shade you want. Apply 2-3 coats with a medium paint brush.

4th Step. Put on a light coat of Mogpog or another clear drying glue to keep everything together.

5th Step. Your shoes WILL crack in the toe area where your shoe creases when dancing. Touch up those spots by painting 1-2 coats of your acrylic paint over it. repeat each time you wear them.

Hope this helps!

-Becca Leland