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DIY – Plimsoles Painting Pollock Style

April 15, 2015

Sometimes you just need to do something creative to unwind from daily life, even if it’s something as simple as personalising a pair of plimsoles. Fat Buddha Store has a wide variety of art supplies (as well as clothes) and sent me these Posca markers to play with. They can also be used in a variety of surfaces and are not necessarily indicated for fabric but as they won’t be going in the washing machine anytime soon, I thought it was worth a try.


So what do you need to do this simple project? A pair of plimsoles, markers and a bit of imagination. If you want to be more careful than I was, you can also use some masking tape to cover the soles. I picked up some cheap plimsoles, I ended up paying £8 for two pairs, so I still have another one I will need to decided what to do with. Any suggestions welcome!


Initially I had a totally different idea of what I wanted to do but as the markers are quite thick I figured that making any detailed design would be a nightmare and risk not coming out exactly as I wanted. After searching for some inspiration I settled on just dabs and drips of paint all over them. Like I said it’s simple, but I also think quite effective, as they look super colourful and fun, just in time for the Summer!


Thank you Fat Buddha store for the markers, I’ll definitely be thinking of a few more projects I can use them for!

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  • Reply Jasiminne Yip April 15, 2015 at 11:05

    Sara this is so well done! I love the colours and shapes, so energetic yet so pleasing to the eye. And now I know your shoe size 😉 x

    Jasiminne | Posh, Broke, & Bored

  • Reply PinkCheetahVintage April 15, 2015 at 13:31

    So cute!

  • Reply Catstello May 6, 2015 at 13:01

    Ooo! Love these. I feel a summer project coming on…

    • Reply Mrs. D May 18, 2015 at 15:19

      You’ll have to show me what you make!!!

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