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Custom Sneaks

My sister came from Denver to spend some time with me, and while shopping at TJ Maxx, we found some black and white converse sneakers and we got the grande idea to paint our own designs for these shoes just for US. By no means am I gonna try to break into the custom sneaker biz, I will leave that to my friend Elom, (check out his blog here ).

My sister and I

But we wanted something to represent us and our sisterhood :) Nique is an artist as well, she loves to paint with bright colors and is really into abstract art. She wanted a design with a sun and an Ohm symbol, so here is what I came up with, check it out:

me working on some of the details

She wanted me to do whatever I wanted on her other shoe, so of course, I did my signature stars, moon and universe with my Sweet Surrender name

For the colors, I used my airbrush gun, then went back through with my paintbrush to add some contour and depth, then went back through with my marker to get some of the fine lines.

Nique painted something for my brother and I painted something for her to take back to Denver.

She painted Sublime because my brother sang one of their songs on a video I posted

Here is what I painted, just something abstract with teaks, blues a lil bit of pinkand some swirlies.

That was part of my weekend! I hope you enjoyed it and draw inspiration from it.

Quote of the day:

Sweet Surrender Art. Beauty. Fashion.

Dual Action baby!

What is Dual Action do you ask???? Well, let me explain lol. If you followed my blog last year, I had bought a cheap airbrush kit from a guy on craigslist for $35 that he had bought from Home Depot. I had used it for a bit, but I was really limited in what I could do because it is a single action airbrush: meaning you press down on the lever and it just blows out air and you have to manually adjust how much comes out (little spray or big spray). I also lost some of the pieces that went to that airbrush gun so made it really hard to use.

Here is a pic so you can see what I am talkin about:
If that is something you think you can handle: you can buy it here for only $10.

So, instead I bought a dual action airbrush, which when you press the lever, you control the air and the flow of the air, making it easier to manage and easier to paint details or large areas and change it without having to stop and readjust.

I found this one for only $20

It just shipped today, so I should get it in a few days. If youre an airbrush artist, or looking to get started, try this set at this Link here. This does not include the compressor!

I am excited to get this airbrush. It is also a gravity feed, which means instead of a jar being screwed into the bottom, theres a lil "bowl" that just lets the paint go into the air flow (if you have ever had your nails airbrushes, it looks like that).

I use an airbrush for many things to include painting large areas, detailing smaller items, labeling my stuff with a stencil, and now that I am training to be a cosmetologist, I am going to be using it for airbrush tanning and airbrush makeup and body painting! Check out some images of art used with an airbrush!

Moon and Stars on Nails

Dragon on Electric Guitar

Medusa looking inspired body art

custom BMW Car Graphics

Custom Steelers Body Art

Beach Sunset Airbrushes Surfboards

Classic Marilyn

black and white/ technicolor Lucille Ball "I Love Lucy"

Airbrush Artist in Action!

Custom Car Graphics!

I hope it inspires you to create beautiful art of your own! Remember, Its Never Too Late for Your Dreams to Come True!

Sweet Surrender
Art. Beauty. Fashion.