Sunday, July 8, 2012

DIY R2D2 Toms

My sister asked me to paint her Toms after seeing a pair of R2D2 Toms on Pintrest. So following the same design, I recreated them and I must say, they look pretty cool.

What you need

  • Gesso
  • Blue, white, black and red acrylic paint
  • Pallet
  • Variety of paintbrushes
  • Pencil
  • Bowl of water
  • Surface to paint (I used an old blanket)
It probably would've been smarter to use fabric paint, but I already have acrylic on hand, so that's what I used. And I'm still looking for a fabric paint sealer.

First coat of gesso. The gesso is needed to colors will be true and you won't have to layer it as much. 

Both shoes are primed with 2 layers and ready for the next step, designing. 

When the gesso is dry, with a pencil I roughly sketch out the design to follow with paint. Don't start painting until your happy with the proportions. 

First coat of paint, without the black details. Let it dry and then add a second coat of paint.

Second coat of paint without black details. It looks rough around the edges, but the black with clean it up and make it look neat. 

All done!!! Seal with a fabric sealer and go show them off. 


This is an old pair of Toms that I painted, same steps, different design. 

1 comment:

  1. Would you happen to have a template? These are awesome, so are the octopus'!!