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Tie Dye Canvas Shoes. Design Footwear. Updated Technique.

teacher avatar Aerie North, Designer + Maker ♦ Art Gallery Education

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7 Lessons (13m)
    • 1. INTRO Tie Dye Canvas Shoes. Updated Designer Footwear

    • 2. Overview + Class Project

    • 3. Lesson 1: Preparing

    • 4. Lesson 2: Materials

    • 5. Lesson 3: Mixing Dye

    • 6. Lesson 4: Applying Dye

    • 7. Lesson 5: Final Thoughts

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Here's your chance to become a designer.  These aren't your Nana's 1960's tie dye shoes.  You will learn to create updated tie dye techniques with color education on modern ombre looks.

This is the perfect opportunity to create your own style starting from the ground up!


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1. INTRO Tie Dye Canvas Shoes. Updated Designer Footwear: tie dyed canvas shoes, weekend arts and crafts. Welcome to the Weekend Arts and Crafts. Siri's This Creative Siri's will feature fund doable, inexpensive arts and crafts that can be completed in one weekend. This weekend's Arts and Crafts project Tie dyed canvas shoes in this class will be talking about preparing your workspace materials, mixing dies, applying dyes and some final thoughts. Your class project. Make yourself a pair of tight I shoes and post a picture tight. I choose air so fun and easy to make that you'll likely make several pairs. This multi aged craft project is perfect for inviting friends and family over for a tight iParty in role and share your work in progress and finish shoes. See you in the next lesson. 2. Overview + Class Project: overview and class project. In less than one, we're gonna talk about preparing your workspace. Lesson two is all about materials Elissa supplies and where you can find them. Lesson three is where we start toe. Get into some color combinations by mixing dies. Lesson four. We're going to apply the dies and lesson five some final thoughts with a few easy obtainable, inexpensive supplies and weekend you can create colorful fun tied. I'd choose class project. Make yourself a pair of tight I shoes and post your pictures in the Project gallery. Don't forget to post your work and progress pictures, too. Meet you and lesson one preparing. 3. Lesson 1: Preparing: lesson one. Preparing Preparing your workspace before you start tie dying will save you the fuss of having to potentially clean of an accidental mess. You can work outside on a mild day on a flat surface, such as a picnic table or patio. Or you can tie dye inside preparing Ah, flat surface, such as a table or a floor. Cover your workspace with the water resistant tablecloth or trash bags. Any dollar store will have reusable picnic tablecloths. I use a combination of trash bags and recycled water resistant cloths where old comfy clothing with no extra hanging fabric that might knock over the bottles of Die. Tie your hair back and make sure the dog or the cat are in another room. But most of all wear protective gloves, meet you and lesson to when we talk about materials. 4. Lesson 2: Materials: Lesson two materials. Here's a list of materials you'll need to complete your project. Canvas shoes, dies. Water, plastic trash bags, painter's tape or masking tape, craft paint brushes or phone painting brushes, protective flat surface to work on and plastic gloves. Canvas shoes are available at any department storm. The big box stores often sell them for under $10 off season. You can often get it for half price tight. I started kits are available at most big box stores and craft shops, starting from around $9. Sometimes you get them a little less. They usually have enough die that you can complete several projects beyond the project that they suggest in the kit writ is a popular brand of die that is commonly sold at big box stores, grocery stores and craft shops. For about $5 a box. The 1.1 to 5 ounce box of writ will provide you with an enormous amount of die because thes boxes come in powder form the last for months. If you plan to create several type projects, you might consider buying boxes of writ in primary colors red, blue and yellow, and even a box boy With these colors, you could make countless color combinations. Craft paint brushes and foam brushes, plastic gloves, painter's tape and plastic tablecloths to protect surfaces can be purchased that most dollar stores. Your approximate cost for this project is as follows. The canvas shoes or about $10 dies or kits about $9 up to, say $15 depending on if your kid you're gonna buy or if you're going by the boxes of Rick Brushes about $2 plastic gloves about $2 that will supply you with a ton of gloves. Painter's tape is a dollar and the plastic tape coffins dollar, so the approximate cost for this project is a boat $25 me, you and less than three when we talk about mixing dies. 5. Lesson 3: Mixing Dye: Lesson three Mixing dies. Finally, we get to play with color. If you bought a tie dye kit, the instructions for mixing color in the squeezy containers provide it with the kit is explained on the package. Basically, you just add water to the dye powder or tablet that came with the kit. If you bought writ brand eyes, you can really start to play with color to mix. The writ dies completely dissolved about half a teaspoon of rick powder and two cups of hot water. The water should be about 140 F. You have about six tablespoons in the entire box of writ die so you can save the dye powder for other dying projects. Mix the die and the water in a bucket that you don't mind if the bucket changes colors because you're dealing with the only two cups of hot water to a little bit of the die. You don't need a giant container and then repeat this method for every color. There's an option that you can do to you can. You can buy those little squeezy bottles that come with the dye kits. However, they're not necessary because the technique that we're going to be using to apply. The die is usually with the brush er or one of those foam brushes so we can have more control of the application. The color chart below demonstrates how using the three primary colors of red, yellow and blue can create several of other colors. Changing the intensity of one of the colors and the combination will further create even more colors. You'll need to make a plan because if you don't make a plan, you're tempted to use a lot of colors, which can turn into a really muddy mess. It's best to stick to about three colors. When you're working on a small surface, such as a canvas shoe, here's a little tip toe. Help you choose your three colors. Below are the colors of the light spectrum. These air also the same colors in a rainbow and cha chris. These colors appear instinctively in nature, so they're inherently compatible with each other. They complement each other, so pick three sequential colors and they're naturally gonna work together. So, in this example of the light spectrum, if you think you want to use red, you know that red is a color that that you really want on your shoe than the best colors to go with. It would be orange and yellow. Next group that's coming up here would be to use orange, yellow and green together. These naturally flow together. You can also use yellow, green and light blue, and then you can use green, light blue and darker blue. You can use the dark blue, light blue and the purple, and then you can start that spectrum all over again by using the dark blue, the purple and red meet you in less than four when we talk about applying the die. 6. Lesson 4: Applying Dye: Lesson four. Applying Die Here's another look at color Mixing in the last lesson you learned how to mix your tie dye colors. Now you get to apply your die. Tape the rubber side of the shoe, so not toe. Have that die. Run into the rubber. Remember your gloves before you applied. Color makes certain that your canvas shoes air clean. Remove the shoe laces. You can always Diaby's separately and then apply clean hot water to your shoes with one of your brushes, he could just brush it on to make a make the shoe very damp but not soaking wet. Damn shoes will take the die well, and it will allow toe Have that really nice spread that's going to create that tie dye look . Apply the lightest of your three colors to the front third of your shoes. You can apply the die with your brush or with a squeeze bottle. Apply the second latest color to the side part of the shoe and the back of the shoe so that you're covering all of the white canvas. As you apply the second color close to the first color. Watch how the colors interact with each other. This will help you decide the amount of color necessary for blending. Creating that tied I look at this point, you'll have covered all the white on the canvas shoe, using your lightest color and your second lightest color with the third color. And that's the last color. Gently and lightly a ploy to your shoe with your foam brush. This is the less is more part of applying. Die. Wrap your shoes in plastic garbage bags for about 18 to 24 hours to allow the diet a set but not dry out. Ah, garbage bag is great to use because when you're finished your tied I project, you can just turn that bag inside out and reuse it after your 18 to 24 hours, unwrap your damn shoes and rinse well with warm water in your tub or in a sink, a laundry sink and allow that excess died. A wash away. But don't worry about washing all the die away because most of the die has already color fast to the shoes. Remove the painter's tape and let the choose completely dry in a sunny window. The drawing will take about a day. Try different colors. You could make a pair of shoes for every day of the week. Meet you in less than five for final thoughts. 7. Lesson 5: Final Thoughts: final thoughts. Thank you for taking this class. I look forward to seeing your class project in the Project gallery. Please share your work in progress and completed Tied I shoes. Meet you in the next weekend Arts and Crafts class.