So I'm about to start on my second pair of sneakers. I made my first pair last year and I had two problems.
The first was that I couldn't paint a light color on top of a dark color, which the woman at the store told me the paint could easily handle. So if I laid down a dark purple layer, there was no way I could paint light blue on it. (As a sidenote, mixing paint with neutral paint did nothing, but white did lighten up some colors.)
The second problem was that I was using masking tape to paint some complicated shapes since I don't trust my freehand. So i put down the base color, put masking tape to cover the rest of the shoe and painted in the pattern with another color. But when I lifted off the masking tape, being as careful as I could, I still pulled some of the second color off which formed like a film. Is there a way to avoid this?
Hope you guys can offer suggestions on these two issues. Thanks in advance.