BBM x KEDS: The frustrated artist in me

I'm passionate about art. I know it seems vague but I really do love it. My course in college right now is far from what I am into, so w...

I'm passionate about art. I know it seems vague but I really do love it. My course in college right now is far from what I am into, so whenever I get the time or even invited to something "Artsy" related, I definitely dive into it because it's not everyday that I get to do what I enjoy the most, so when I got invited by Nori and KEDS to their shoe painting workshop with CJ De Silva last Brown Bag Market, I went right ahead!:)

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Rio x Keds
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Valerie Chua x Keds

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CJ De Silva x Keds

These are the masterpiece of talented artists, like Rio, Valerie Chua and CJ De Silva. Upon seeing these, I got really pressured in painting my own because look how awesome they are! My favorite would have to be CJ and Valerie's because of their dainty design. :)

Now that I already showed you the "masters" of shoe painting, I now bring you to our work place and my humble white sneakers from KEDS...

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I wanted to do something abstract since I haven't really done any shoe painting before. But even that was the case, I had this feeling of hesitation to start, because first off, the sneakers are white and number two, I am so clueless on how to start. Fortunately, CJ De Silva was already there when I was pondering on my design and she gladly helped me start. :)

I thought I was going to paint my shoes alone but I surprised to know that my blogger friends, Melai and Ana were also going to attend the workshop. Watch the Picasso-Bloggers at work!

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Beb Ana super concentrated on her shoes :)
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Melai working on her branches :) 
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Keep on Sketching, sketching, sketching (while singing "keep on swimming")*photo from ana :)
To paint your own sneakers, you will need the following...

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ACRYLIC PAINT- so it doesn't come off easily on fabric
PENCIL- if you wanna sketch your design first before painting
ELECTRIC TAPE- to protect the lower part of your shoes ( see the black part of my sneakers)
and SHARPIE RUB-A-DUB LAUNDRY MARKER- in case you want to highlight parts that are hard to paint. :)

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I wanted something really colorful and the funny part was, CJ De Silva was so overwhelmed with mine because it took a lot of work and time. Sorry na! haha!:))

Oh just a tip: I was told while I was painting that to concentrate on one color first before doing another color so that the paint won't get dry and end up getting wasted.

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Melai, Ana and I sat together so it took longer to finish our shoes because we can't avoid the "chikahan" moments. =P But look at how happy we are!

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Finally, the finished product! I think these took us about 2 hours? But it was worth it!:) New experience for us and a fun one at that. ;)

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Photo with CJ De Silva. :) Thank you so much to the KEDS team and CJ De Silva for a fun filled painting night. :)


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My KEDS!^_^ It isn't done yet cos I still have to highlight them with marker but I'm happy with it. :D How do you like it?? Will definitely wear this once it's done!

OMG... 5 days till Christmas!!!:) Hope you're all having a great December. :)

x A.F.A.

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9 comments♥

  1. Goodness I love what you made!! Really artsy fartsy!! ♥♥ Can't wait to see that pair in person! :p

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  2. I have painted shoes which I bought online and they're really nice and unique. So creative! Continue doing great things buddy!

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  3. I love your Keds! I love how despite being so colorful, the colors go well together! :)

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  4. Wow. That looks awesome. <3 I love the way you did it. I'm sure yours would be lovely when it's done. I can already imagine the way it looks!

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  5. love the pastel colours you used but personally I think the black kills it.. sorry x_x I would've used white for outlines :)

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  6. I tried that when I was in elementary. And isa lang masasabi ko. I wasted a new pair of sneakers hahaha

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  7. I love the way you paint your sneakers, so excited to see you finish and wear it..:)

    Love,
    Mickey

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