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Reforming shoes

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.

Materials:

-white shoe

-permanent markers

-pencil/eraser

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

Citations: http://cafe.naver.com/geahwa73/61274
http://cafe.naver.com/junkart/12910
http://cafe.naver.com/hanamlife/201
http://blog.naver.com/jungjul21/120088595070
http://blog.naver.com/sshelia/150033145915
http://blog.naver.com/molra26/60104175707

What I use

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.

3. Eraser

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.

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