Monster Graffiti Shoes with Line Work

Monster Graffiti Shoes with Line Work

Posted by DecoArt on Feb 6th 2019

Transform canvas shoes with fanciful graffiti monsters using DecoArt® Stylin™.


    • water container
    • palette or plastic plate
    • paper towels
    • stylus or pencil
    • 1" painter's tape
    • black permanent marker
    • black canvas shoes
    • paintbrushes



    Let dry completely between painting steps.

    1. Tape off the tongue, back panel of the shoe, the inside rim around the ankle, and the shoelace column.
    2. Instruction #1
    3. Paint both interior sides of the shoe completely in White.
    4. Instruction #2
    5. Using a pencil and the pattern provided, sketch the monsters and a couple of diamonds on the outside panel of the shoe and paint according to the image below. (See photo for color placement.) Every monster has a solid base and another layer of the same base color added with a touch of White to add a highlight. Use a variety of colors, trying not to use the same color directly next to another.
    6. Instruction #3
    7. Using a very fine liner brush or a permanent black pen, trace the shapes and add the simple line work. (See provided pattern.)
    8. Instruction #4
    9. Paint the interior panel of the shoes with the other monsters and the same method described above for adding highlights with lighter shades of each color used.
    10. Instruction #5
    11. Use a fine liner brush or black permanent pen to trace the shapes and add simple line work. (See provided pattern.)
    12. Instruction #6
    13. Using a liner brush and Black or thicker black permanent pen, fill out the space around the monsters with irregular "blob" shapes.
    14. Instruction #7
    15. Repeat the method above on the other side of the shoe.
    16. Instruction #8
    17. Use a very fine liner brush or a fine permanent pen to add the smaller line work in each "blob". (Curve every line working from the outside to the center, following the original drawn shape.)
    18. Instruction #9
    19. Repeat the same method on the other panel of the shoe.
    20. Instruction #10
    21. Add the strawberry monster to the toe of the shoe: Add Fuchsia highlights to the Red, light Green highlights to the Green, and light Turquoise to the Turquoise eye. (See photo.)
    22. Instruction #11
    23. Use a very fine liner brush or fine permanent pen to trace the strawberry and add the line work. (See provided pattern.)
    24. Instruction #12
    25. Add fine Red lines to the eye and blood dripping from the bottom.
    26. Instruction #13
    27. Add fine line work to the eye and a Red halo.
    28. Instruction #14
    29. Add line work to the "all-seeing eye".
    30. Instruction #15


    Monster Pattern