DIY: Vans Watercolors

Watercolors are perfect for blending and mixing colors to create a one of a kind shoe masterpiece. We’re applying our art class skills to the blank canvas of white Vans for this DIY. Here’s how to let your creative side out to play.

Items needed:

1. A pair of Vans Classic White Slip-ons

2. Rit Fabric Dye (colors used: Petal Pink, Purple, Teal, & Sunshine Orange)

3. Small sponge brush

5. Paper towels

6. Warm water 

7. Clear cups

Step 1: Pour 1/3 of Rit fabric dye package powder into cups of warm water. For more vibrant color add more dye. 

Step 2: Dip your paintbrush into your first color choice. Dab your brush on the paper towel and begin your paint strokes on the shoe.

Step 3: Dip your paintbrush into your second color choice. Dab your brush on the paper towel and begin paint strokes again.

Step 4: Dip your paintbrush into your third color choice. Dab your brush on the paper towel and begin paint strokes again.

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Step 5: Dip your paintbrush into your forth color choice. Dab your brush on the paper towel and continue your paint strokes around the shoe.

Step 6: Fill in any unpainted spaces to add to your masterpiece.

Step 7: Before you are done, rinse your shoes in warm water until water is clear. 

Step 8: Allow shoes to dry overnight.

Voila! A pair of watercolor Vans. Finally, all those hours spent in art class came in handy.