Re: Pointe Shoe Dying
- I've been using Nu-Life Color Spray shoe paint for dark colors such as black
& red. They have an amazing variety of beiges to use for skin tones. They
also soak into the fabric and don't leave a skin of paint (same as Design
Master), but tend to cover better on the darker colors. I do have the girls
give me their old pointe shoes so I can use them to try out colors, since
some shoes are very orangey and others are almost white.
When I have dyed tights and want the shoes to match, I have used a
concentrate of the dye, diluted it with alcohol and sponge painted it on the
shoes. It takes a lot longer to do and to dry than any of the spray paints,
but you don't need to mask off the bottom or the toe of the shoe.
Occasionally, you will get a little shrinkage if you've had to do a number