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Pantone Chip Shoes

Posted on July 20th, 2013 in Craft Attitude, Crafts

It’s been a while since I decorated a new pair of shoes with Shoe Attitude, aka Kodak Shoe Art Film. Let’s see, I’ve done the Paris subway map. Vintage comics. Popular fonts. And now…Pantone color chips! I have binders of Pantone chips that I bought used on Amazon, so I’ve been crafting a lot with them lately. To make the Pantone chip pattern, I just glued a bunch of chips on a piece of paper and scanned them. For those of you who don’t know about Shoe Attitude, it is a printable film that lets you print anything you want on your inkjet printer; then you peel off the film from its protective backing and apply it to the shoes with a glue stick. Watch this video in which I show how to do it.

These are the finished shoes.

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Disclosure: The links for Shoe Attitude and Craft Attitude on this page are affiliate links. While I am a designer/spokesperson for this product, I just love designing new shoes with the product, and I was doing so before I was ever a spokesperson. So there.
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8 Comments

  1. Mary Beth Shaw says:

    I adore these. And your disclosure cracks me up.

  2. Kaila says:

    I am just wondering how weather proof these are with the film on them? As well as have you had any of the films come off? Just seems like the glue stick wouldn’t be enough to hold it on there forever. Also last question, can the film go on any type of shoe? As you used canvas type, but what about vinyl or something? Thanks!

    • admin says:

      I used an extra strength Elmer’s glue stick, which works really well. That being said, is it permanent? Not really. It was originally meant for kids, who outgrew their shoes, or who could remove the film and decorate them for different occasions. On my shoes, the film tends to separate from the shoe where I crease it repeatedly. So in those areas, it’s not permanent. I do, however, do touch-ups with the glue stick when it does separate. At other places on the shoe where I am not creasing it repeatedly, that film is on there and will not budge. I have peeled off the film on shoes before after not liking the design, and boy, it is surprisingly hard to take off. So I run it under the faucet to help me peel it off, and then I clean off all the residual ink that stayed on the shoe (since it’s inkjet color, it does wash off), and then I have a fresh clean shoe to start all over with. So in that respect it’s not waterproof. But it does take normal wear and tear pretty well. And yes, it goes on any type of shoe (except maybe suede). It actually works even better on vinyl. Something in the vinyl bonds with the film so well. Hope that helps. Happy to answer any other questions.

  3. jo says:

    I’m just wondering if something like Mod Podge would work i.e. in the wear creases. I’m looking for something that will stick it down for good! What do you think?
    Love your bollywoods too.

    • admin says:

      I think Mod Podge may work. I need to try it. I just used Fabric Mod Podge for the first time on a canvas lunch bag, and I attached paper to it and it worked great. I think I would apply the Fabric Mod Podge on the shoe first to prime the surface. Then when that dried, I would apply another layer of Mod Podge on the shoe, place the Craft Attitude down on it, and trim it. Then cover that with the Mod Podge. That’s basically what I did with the canvas bag, and the Mod Podge made the paper look and feel like vinyl. Very cool.

      • jo says:

        Mmmmm, that sounds interesting, paper!. I think I’ll have to try the shoe, MP, attitude combo. I was thinking that the film might not be porous enough for the MP to soak in as a top layer, but ya never know till ya try!
        Thanks for your thoughts. I’ll let you know how I get on too. 🙂 jo

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