My daughter was so excited to receive a new pair of shoes recently. She had been pining for these purple Converse shoes for some time and once she got them, she wanted to personalize them right away.
As a Plaid Ambassador, I am able to try new products from Plaid. They came out with a line of fabric stamps that bring to mind the old hand carved wood block stamps from India. I received this Baroque stamp with eight points on it. In Arabic an eight point star is called a khatam, and this khatam was quite beautiful with floral designs intertwined inside.
My daughter decided to use it as a mosaic tile pattern on her new shoes. Check out how she did it.
To get her shoes ready to stamp, my daughter first took off the laces and placed tape around the white areas.
Starting with the lighter color, she stamped the shoe, measuring a space between for the next color.
Once the green was done, the stamp was very easy to clean. We let it dry for a few hours. Then my daughter used the purple paint.
My daughter was able to wipe off the fabric paint on the metal grommets with a wet paper towel. She then set the shoes aside to fully dry overnight.
Here they are, dry and ready to show off at school.
She is in love with them and already talking about doing the same design on her jacket to match.
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