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#1 superpavel

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Posted 16 January 2008 - 08:11 AM

I had been keen to try customizing some Pumas, so I decided to try out a Sharpie on a pair of fairly generic blue Suedes (this was before I heard about the dye pens that EmeraldMike is using to great effect - that'll be my next effort).

So, taking inspiration from the Shans, I went 2-tone with the formstripes, coloring them in. It took a lot of effort to get the color dark enough and good even coverage, plus getting into the stitching. I let it dry for a few days. Then starting thinking that maybe I should seal the formstripes somehow so the colors don't run in the event they get wet. Not the brightest idea, but I sprayed them with Krylon varnish LOL. Of course it made the suede 'crispy'. But I was able to brush it out a little with a suede brush. Ah well, a learning experience.

But I think they look pretty decent and will definitely wear them - the last 2 pics are the finished product.
Any thoughts, comments, tips, are appreciated!

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#2 PUMA!TALK

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Posted 17 January 2008 - 09:27 AM

NICE bro!

PUMATALK suedes :huh: hahaha same colors that is ;) I love how you taped the bottom bro :)

-Joey


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Posted 17 January 2008 - 03:19 AM

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NICE bro!

PUMATALK suedes :huh: hahaha same colors that is ;) I love how you taped the bottom bro :)

-Joey

Thx. It was a random thing, I did not even realize they were the new PT logo colors until you just pointed it out LOL. And I wanted to avoid spraying varnish on the outsoles, so I taped them up.


#4 emeraldpuma

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Posted 17 January 2008 - 05:39 AM

Very nice bro. Why didnt you do the edge of the formstripe ? If the marker tip is to fat then open the marker, put some ink in a lil cap and use a tiny fine paint brush. They look smokin. Good job.


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Posted 17 January 2008 - 05:48 AM

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Very nice bro. Why didnt you do the edge of the formstripe ? If the marker tip is to fat then open the marker, put some ink in a lil cap and use a tiny fine paint brush. They look smokin. Good job.

Thx!
Yeah, I just kinda noticed in the photo that I missed part of the forstripe edge on one of the shoes (eagle eyes Mike!). I will try to fix it, but hope the varnish hasn't sealed it.


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Posted 17 January 2008 - 06:31 AM

Loving those pinks. Or isit red?
ahaks.


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Posted 17 January 2008 - 06:40 AM

Now I know why Puma pay their designers the big money..

Give a kid a box of markers, a jug of varnish and some joints to color and all of a sudden he's a Puma Picasso..  :huh:

Good job big guy, whatcha gonna call 'em?


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Posted 17 January 2008 - 07:46 AM

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Loving those pinks. Or isit red?
ahaks.

Thx
It's more of a magenta in fact.


#9 superpavel

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Posted 17 January 2008 - 07:47 AM

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Now I know why Puma pay their designers the big money..

Give a kid a box of markers, a jug of varnish and some joints to color and all of a sudden he's a Puma Picasso
..  :)

Good job big guy, whatcha gonna call 'em?


ROFL :huh: ;) LOLfr
True enough! And for your information, it was spray varnish, not a jug!


#10 nickthechibi

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Posted 18 January 2008 - 02:42 AM

those pumatalk colors bro


#11 superpavel

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Posted 18 January 2008 - 03:40 AM

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those pumatalk colors bro

Like I said above, it was just a fluke - I didn't even realize LOL. And in complete truth, I started coloring them before the site was redesigned - it just took me months to get around to finishing the second shoe as I dragged my azz on it...;)


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Posted 21 January 2008 - 01:14 AM

maybe it was destiny


#13 superpavel

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Posted 21 January 2008 - 06:41 AM

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maybe it was destiny

Maybe so! I guess I'd better leave them in my PUMATALK shrine and continue to worship them :(


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Posted 21 January 2008 - 07:51 AM

Haha those are nice, like the PUMATALK colors!!

good job!


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Posted 21 January 2008 - 07:27 AM

OK, so I just dyed my first pair of kicks - these natural Suedes. They're soaking right now. I was going for a purple-y, burgundy type color, so I picked a deep dark dye, but early on they look pinkish-lavender LOL...we'll see how it turns out. But then I will use a dye pen for the stripe...

The before pic, <gulp> who know how the after will turn out ;) ...but of course I will post the results.

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#16 Naister

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Posted 21 January 2008 - 07:29 AM

you better have about 5 pairs of those kicks laying around!!! I LOVE THOSE


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Posted 21 January 2008 - 07:33 AM

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you better have about 5 pairs of those kicks laying around!!! I LOVE THOSE

I DO have an extra deadstock pair lying around ;)
I take you would have preferred if I used, say a natural colored Clyde for this??


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Posted 21 January 2008 - 07:40 AM

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I DO have an extra deadstock pair lying around ;)
I take you would have preferred if I used, say a natural colored Clyde for this??


I just hope you dont end up with what I did. LOL that would suck.


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Posted 21 January 2008 - 07:43 AM

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I just hope you dont end up with what I did. LOL that would suck.

LOL, we'll see. It IS mt first try. Worst case, I will re-dye them with a darker color I guess...


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Posted 21 January 2008 - 07:59 AM

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LOL, we'll see. It IS mt first try. Worst case, I will re-dye them with a darker color I guess...


been there ruined that. ;)





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