Bright Graffiti Painted Athletic Shoes

Bright Graffiti Painted Athletic Shoes

Posted by DecoArt on Aug 13th 2018

Paint a pair of bright graffiti style shoes with Styling Paint.


    • palette or plastic plate
    • paper towels
    • stylus or pencil
    • transfer paper
    • rubbing alcohol
    • fine point permanent marker
    • 1/4" brush
    • 1" paintbrush
    • - 1/2" paint brush
    • fine paint brush
    • Kid's leather sneakers (thrift store)



    Allow paint to cure for 24-48 hours before using. Keep paper towels handy if needed for quick clean up.

    1. Remove laces from shoes. Clean shoes with rubbing alcohol.
    2. Instruction #1
    3. Cover soles of shoes with masking tape. If shoes are a dark color you may want to first paint them with white Stylin. Apply two coats, letting dry between each coat.
    4. Instruction #2
    5. Using pencil, lightly sketch desired designs on shoes.
    6. Instruction #3
    7. Use a medium brush to apply two coats, letting dry between each coat.
    8. Instruction #4
    9. Use tip of small paint brush dipped in white to create polka dots. Use transfer paper and a pencil or stylus to add the word "peace" to outside of each shoe (see attached template). Use 1/2" brush to paint letters. Paint upper portion of letters in fuschia, and lower portion in a reddish orange (mix approx. 2 parts yellow to 1 part fuschia). Use transfer paper to draw peace sign (see attached template) to front of each shoe.
    10. Instruction #5
    11. After paint is dry, use a liner brush to outline letters, peace signs, hearts, and other design elements, as desired. Draw small peace signs with permanent marker. Using fine tipped brush add a bit of white paint to hearts, flower centers, and letters. This gives added interest and dimension.
    12. Instruction #6
    13. Let dry and have fun wearing them!
    14. Instruction #7


    Peace Template
    Small Peace Symbol