I've missed you guys! It is literally freezing here in Chicago... old news right? (Can I complain anymore?) Spring needs to spring on over here pretty soon before I take a shovel and do some damage. Anyway, to get my mind off the snowy outdoors, I made these shoes and thought about spring. Here's how:
- Canvas Shoes (cheap! in case they don't turn out how you like)
- Old Rag
- RIT or any other liquid dye in a color of your choice
- Deep bucket
The rest is pretty simple. Make the dye, in the bucket, according to the instructions on the bottle. They should be fairly easy to follow. Next, take the vaseline and apply it all around the rubber bottom of the shoes. This will keep them from turning pink. Unless you want them pink... then skip this step. Remove the laces from the shoes, and then soak the shoe in the dye for about 2 minutes, depending on how dark/light you want your shoes to be.
After achieving your desired hue, dip the shoe in the dye again, this time leaving the heel out. Take your rag and blend the line the dye left. The final time, dip just the toe in. Blend the line. Repeat for shoe #2. Once you are happy with the gradient and color of your shoes, hang them to dry.
I hope the weather warms up for all of us so we can sport around our new Dip-Dyed shoes.