Hi! Today, I would like to show you how to “reform” a pair of white shoes into a more cute and one-of-a-kind.
I bought the white shoes for about $10. They are typical shoes that students wear at school and they are common in every school in Korea. You can get them any stationary store and most of them have all the sizes available. Please make sure that you are using a permanent marker and not a normal marker. You do not want your drawings on the shoes to get erased.
1. Draw your design on the shoes with a pencil. I would recommend starting with a pencil, because you can erase any mistakes. Also, please draw your designs lightly, so they can be erased after you outline them. I drew a skull with a hat.
2. With a sharpie or a permanent marker, outline your design carefully. I used a thin sharpie for outlining. I would recommend using the thin sharpie, because it is easier to control them. Also, the lines don’t get thick.
3. Color your designs with the permanent markers and you are done!
I drew my design simple, because I didn’t want this project to get too complicated. Although my design used couple of colors, I’m happy with the outcome. You can draw more complicated designs and you can even add some ribbons or buttons on the shoes! Also, you do not need to use permanent markers to color the shoes. You can use acrylic paint or anything that does not get erased easily. I will post pictures for ideas about reforming shoes. I hope you enjoyed reading about my simple steps of how to reform shoes!
Other reformed shoes:
Useful Link: http://shoes.about.com/od/footwear/a/designyourshoes.htm
I love stickers! They are one of the best way to decorate your things! I like them because they are diverse and cute! Theycome in all different sizes, shapes, and colors! However, I found out that there aren’t always the one that I want. Sometimes I want to decorate with stickers that has my own drawing on it. After searching for ways to create my own sticker, I have finally and successively finished my first hand-made stickers! I would like to show/teach how I made them! 🙂
-pencil/eraser -Ink Jet clear label
-colored pencils -Print label
Draw your sticker designs on the normal print label with a pencil. *Make sure you are drawing on the right side! The other side would be the sticky side! I drew random objects and characters. Sometimes it is good to have a theme while drawing your stickers.
Outline your drawings with a balck pen or a thin marker. It is good to outline them first before you color them, because they look more neat. However, if you prefer to color them differently, you can do whatever you like. I also colored the characters’ eyes with balck marker.
Color your stikcers with colored pencils, markers, or with any type of materials that you want. I colored them with colored pencils, because it is easier for me to use and I can show emphasis with them. When I put emphasis, it creates more values on my pictures. After coloring your drawings, put the clear label on top of your pictures. This will be your top layer and the clear label will prevent from your drawings getting smudged. *Make sure there are no air bubbles while you put the clear label on!
Carefully cut your pictures with a scissor. I like to cut them very close along the picture. However, it is up to you how you want to cut them.
Your stickers are done! Here are some places where you can decorate with your stickers!
Thanks for reading!
I made my own macbook sticker! I’ve always wanted one of those stickers, so I made my own! 🙂
Hi! I have finally finished making my bookmarks! I would like to show/teach you guys how I made them!
What we need:
2. self-adhesive laminating sheet
4. Colored pencils
*These are just the list of things I used! Remember that you are not limited to these materials!
First, you sketch your bookmark on a paper. I drew a girl and a boy. It is easier to draw if you start with a pencil instead of a pen. You can always fix any mistakes and erase away messy marks if you start with a pencil.
I colored my sketches with markers and colored pencils. I find it very helpful if you outline the drawing with a marker or a black pen before you start coloring it in. They look more neat and it looks better to have an outline than a thin pencil mark. Also, try to add different shades of color while coloring your drawing with the colored pencils. For example, for the boy’s shirt, I added different shades of purple to create the shades. In order to add different shades, you just need to control your pressure on the colored pencil. If you press it harder, the color gets darker. If you put very little pressure on the pencil, the color will be lighter. Use this method to color in the skin color, hair, clothes, eyes, and etc.
Cut out your drawing with a scissor. Your drawing will look better if you cut it along the picture, instead of just cutting out a big circle around it. Stay close with your picture!
Put your picture on the laminating sheet. Wait for 10-15 seconds to let the laminating sheet stick together completely.
*Make sure there are no big bubbles inside the laminating sheet!
Cut your picture with the scissor again. Make sure to cut along the picture like last time! Your bookmark does look better if you cut along your drawing!
Your bookmarks are done! Making bookmarks are easy and quick! Thanks for reading!
What happened to me today…
I was going to write a post about how I make my bookmark, but when I looked at the time, it was already 11’o clock pm.
I figured I needed at least an hour to finish my bookmark. Also, I had to do my homework and study for math test. (Ew, math)
So here it is…instead of writing about making book marks, I wrote about what I usually use for doodling.
1. Mechanical pencils
-Many people use pencils to draw, but personally, I prefer mechanical pencil. The reasons are: 1. mechanical pencils never gets dull. This is very important to me, because I don’t like my drawings to get thick. 2. Mechanical pencils are easier to control. I don’t know if this applies to everyone of you, but to me, mechanical pencils feel lighter and more softer. They can always provide sharp, clean edges. 3. They are prettier. Yes, this is not a great reason why mechanical pencils are better than pencils, but it is true. There are so many varieties in mechanical pencils!
2. Sketch pads
I don’t use professional sketch pads to draw my pictures. I use any kind of medium sized ones, which usually costs me about $2-3. I usually buy them by the design on the front. If it is a normal boring yellow one, it makes me not want to draw anymore.
Erasers might not be that important to you, but to me, the type of eraser that I use is crucial. I always use the pencil mechanical erasers. They are easier to control and they are more accurate when you use them. You can tell where the eraser will erase. If you have the big erasers, they sometimes erase the wrong place or makes your drawing dirty by smudging the pencil marks.