Ninja Turtle shoes!
WIP of the Michelangelo Side sharpie91.tumblr.com/post/6850…
These particular shoes were bought at Rue21 and that's the brand as well. Just Rue21. They have flowers on the inside. :I
I used acrylic paints purchased at Joann such as Apple Barrel, Folk Art, and Craft Essentials brands. Nothing special.
For the line art I used a Stained Sharpie Fabric Marker.
No, the paint does not crack and fall off. At least not a lot. Like most shoes, they'll get dirty and not be as vibrant, but the paints stay on fairly well.
I use a Krylon Matte Protective finish when the paint has dried which helps keep the paint from coming off.
With the background color for each side, I usually get the whole side of the shoe wet and then put the paint on. The shoe absorbs a lot of the paint and I think it helps it adhere better. With the other details, I apply the paint with less water.