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Custom Sneaker Spotlight: June 2021

Now that we've officially made it to summer we're seeing custom sneakers that aren't afraid of bold colorways. From earth tones to neon pink, there are some unexpected pairings as well as some classic looks. Check out the latest from our Angelus Direct sponsored artists this June.

(source: @mache275)

@mache275 takes the original earth tones of the Air Fear Of God 1 'Oatmeal' and adds some more muted greens and pinks. A rich terracotta color finishes off the uppers and compliments the earth toned soles. Create your own version of this colorway by combining softer colors with richer earth tones.

(source: @tragik1993)

@tragik1993 takes Nike and neon to the next level. From the hovering swoosh to a bright pink, green and yellow colorway, everything about these Air Max 90s looks fresh. While the color combination is great, it's the white accents that really help the bold colors come together.

(source: @astrotorfcustoms)

@astrotorfcustoms brings us his version of the OFF-WHITE and Nike collaboration. Just as Virgil Abloh puts his own spin on a Nike classic, @astrotorfcustoms took the OFF-WHITE "AIR" look and created a red, black, white and beige colorway to create a new look.

To see more customs like these make sure to follow Angelus on Instagram and tag us in your own custom creations.

Made in the Shade

From shoes to crafts to home goods, Angelus Paint can be used to customize just about anything you can think of. The key is having the right tools and products to work with your surface. Creating a custom lampshade is an inexpensive way to add a one of a kind piece to any room. Here are some hand painted lampshades to inspire your own designs.

(source: @waynepate)

For fabric shades, like this one by artist Wayne Pate, adding Angelus 2-Soft helps condition the paint for use on fabric. Making sure the paint is the right consistency for fabric ensures it will adhere and dry evenly to a fabric surface. Take inspiration from his playful, graphic designs by using primary colors like red and blue.

(source: @lukeedwardhall)

Artist Luke Edward Hall's classically inspired designs have been featured on everything from pottery to perfume bottles. This pair of lampshades feature painterly portraits in black and colorful florals in mauve and red. Create your own painterly look by playing with different brush sizes and using a limited color palette.

(source: Marin Montagut)

For a more orderly approach choose a pattern, like this deck of cards inspired set covered in clubs, hearts, spades and diamonds from French illustrator Marin Montagut. The traditional cards palette of black and red make for a classic pairing. For more precise designs use a brush from the Angelus Mirco Detail Paint Brush Set or create stencils using Vinyl Tape.

Food for Thought

Customs good enough to eat? We've got 'em! Whether it's salty or sweet, Angelus Direct has the paints to create your own edible inspired custom.

(source: @atamas_custom)

An ode to ramen on a leather chef's apron? It's a winning combination for any foodie. This custom by @atamas_custom features a fish jumping out an orange bowl of ramen, complete with a boiled egg and Narutomaki. For leather customs like this sea of noodles be sure to use the right finisher.

(source: @paintplaybychey)

Video games and ice cream make a sweet pair with these custom video game control covers by @paintplaybychey. There are a rainbow of color choices topped off in cherry red and sprinkles. From bubblegum to mint, vanilla to peach there is an Angelus Paint color to match your favorite ice cream flavor.

(source: @tinaartworks)

Keeping hydrated is more fun with Naruto! This custom water bottle by @tinaartworks is covered in your favorite Naruto characters. The bold Naruto text in orange, pink and blue will make this water bottle easy to spot.

For more one of a kind designs follow Angelus Styles on Instagram.

Custom Sneaker Spotlight: May 2021

Technique and precision was the key to some of the stand out custom sneakers by Angelus Direct sponsored artists this month. Whether it was exacting taping or detailed painting, here are some custom sneakers to inspire you and your projects.

(source: @alexanderjohndesign)

This pair from Nike x sacai are given a new look by @alexanderjohndesign with a precisely taped design and a reversed logo. ⁠The design on the logo and mudguard used tape to create an intricate pattern. The red Nike and logo add some color to this black and white shoe.

(source: @astrotorfcustoms)

Sneakers on the half shell? Cowabunga dudes! @astrotorfcustoms creates a Ninja Turtles inspired pair of customs that features realistic shell detailing that even has the shine and texture of turtle shell (or at least an animated one). The light green uppers and soles are the perfect compliment for this turtle themed look.

(source: @bbizon)

Sponsored artist @bbizon took inspiration from the Disney canon and couldn't seem to pick just one character to highlight. From Nemo to Winnie the Pooh, these custom sneakers feature everyone's favorite Disney character. With so many characters to paint a set of Angelus Micro Detail Paint Brushes are a great choice for making sure every detail is perfect.

To see more customs like these make sure to follow Angelus on Instagram and tag us in your own custom creations.

Sponsored Artist Spotlight: JAR Customs

With amazing, graphic designs JAR Customs has a style all his own. He's one of the many talented artists that Angelus Direct is proud to sponsor. From Family Guy Sacai's to Oakland A's Air Max 90's, here are a few of @jarcustoms latest designs.

(source: @jarcustoms)

This Family Guy inspired collaboration with @johnnyskicks_ turns these Nike Sacai’s into what he's calling the “STEWIE GRIFFIN”. Primary colors of red and yellow and a graphic, cartoon inspired design make these Sacai's pop. The light blue midsole and laces are the perfect finishing touch for this pair.

(source: @jarcustoms)

A's fans are sure to love every detail of these “Swingin’ A’s” Air Max 90’s. With an Oakland A's green color palette, yellow logo and “Swingin’ A’s” covered toebox, this pair has it all. The green is inspired by the Kelly green uniforms the A's wore in the seventies, giving this pair a vintage touch.

(source: @jarcustoms)

No pair of Deadpool inspired customs would be complete without a bullet hole or two and that just what JAR Customs created. Red and black make this one of a kind design stand out. Bandaids, bullet holes and smiley faces might seem like an unusual combination, but not for this Deadpool inspired pair. 

To see more customs like these, make sure to follow Angelus on Instagram and tag us in your own custom creations.

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