Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Experiments in shoe-dyeing

I guess the most creative method I ever came up with for re-coloring a shoe was when I used really watered-down acrylic paint. A half-year later, the paint job is still holding up fine, so I guess the method is standing up to the test of time.

But I still had more shoe-dyeing tricks to try! When I needed some purple shoes but all I could find was white shoes, I decided to try a different strategy—I used semipermanent hair dye.

Before

 

During


To get them their new color, I just painted on the hair dye gel, (3 times, in different colors until I settled on a shade) let it sit for a few hours or overnight, and rinsed it off.

After


They came out quite pastel, but that's basically what I was expecting. I've only had them in their new purple state for a few weeks, but so far they're keeping their color.

For more details, visit my original blog post!

--The Unfashionista

1 comment:

Chickie Walsh said...

What a cool idea! Hair dye, that is amazing. I have used acrylic paint before, but I have never thought of hair dye. Very clever. They look great!
Chickie