For this week’s DIY and Disconnect (galaxy sneakers — they’re so cool!), we looked to our very own Chris McMillion. He’s kind of a big deal when it comes to painting on sneakers.
For this DIY, you will need:
- Black sneakers
- Paints of varying blue, purple, and white
- Masking tape
Step one: prep
First, tape the soles of your sneakers with masking tape to avoid the soles getting paint on them. We used blue masking tape, but really any kind of masking or painter’s tape would work fine here.
Step two: paint!
Using a sponge, slowly dab on some colors, alternating until you have the galactic backdrop of your far-far-away dreams. Chris started dark (blues and purples) and went lighter. Don’t forget that you can always blend colors. We mixed plum with white to get a gorgeous lilac.
Step three: splatter
Finally, use that toothbrush to splatter white onto the sneakers to create stars! Fun trick, right? You can also use the bottom (non-bristled) side of the toothbrush to dab on some stars. There’s no wrong answer.
Step four: enjoy!
Now, just kick back and enjoy!