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Van Halen's Iconic Frankenstrat Guitar Inspired Vans

Van Halen Frankenstrat Guitar Vans Authentic Red

This original red pair of Authentic Vans have been hand painted with black and white stripes to honor the iconic design of Eddie Van Halen's guitar used in multiple performances throughout his career.

The hard rock and heavy metal band first begun in 1972 and originated in Pasadena, California.  From the bands first successful album of 1984 to the 2012 release of A Different Kind of Truth, Van Halen has sold 56 million albums in the US and more than 80 million records work wide.  Though the music group has gone through multiple band members over the years, Van Halen has stayed resilient through it all gaining the honor of being admitted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2007. 

Band member Eddie Van Halen repainted his guitar red in 1979. The historic Frankenstrat Guitar had intentionally left stripes unpainted in order to reveal the original black and white paint underneath.  

"There are really three parts to the creative process. First there is inspiration, then there is execution, and finally there is release." - Eddie Van Halen 

 

Van Halen Frankenstrat Guitar Vans Authentic Red

Van Halen Frankenstrat Guitar Vans Authentic Red

Van Halen Frankenstrat Guitar Vans Authentic Red

Van Halen Frankenstrat Guitar Vans Authentic Red

Van Halen Frankenstrat Guitar Vans Authentic Red

Van Halen Frankenstrat Guitar Vans Authentic Red

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From Plain White Slip-Ons to America's Favorite Green Tea - Custom Painted AriZona Green Tea TOMS

Arizona Green Tea Custom Painted TOMS

The AriZona Green Tea inspired pair of white TOMS was painted with a custom mixture of blue and green Jacquard Airbrush paint that you can get from Amazon here >>> Jacquard Airbrush Color 4Oz Opaque Blue as the primary base color. The delicate brown branches and gentle pink Japanese Cherry Blossoms were carefully hand painted with Angelus Acrylic Paint which is for sale here >>> Angelus Original Leather Paint Starter Kit 12 Pack.  This pair of specially made TOMS is coated with KRYLON MATTE FINISH and Scotchguard Fabric Protector to protect these kicks from your Green Tea spills! 

AriZona Beverages first started as a family company in Brooklyn, New York back in 1992.  The iconic soft sea foam green container decorated with the traditional sakura, or Japanese Cherry Blossoms, design transcends the idea of "exquisite beauty" in the company's iconic "uniquely designed packaging."  Considered to be the national flower of Japan, the Cherry Blossom trees are known as "...a metaphor for the ephemeral nature of life" often replicating the forever fleeting clouds gently floating in the breeze of an April afternoon.

Whether it is the soothing reliable taste of the Ginseng extract in the Green Tea or the aesthetically pleasing design of the Cherry Blossoms relaxing in the wind, this intricate hand painted pair of TOMS will attract any fan of the AriZona Green Tea beverage.

Interested in getting a pair for yourself? For a limited time only purchase your very own at the link here! >>>

https://bstreetshoes.com/products/custom-painted-arizona-green-tea-toms

Arizona Green Tea Custom Painted TOMS

Arizona Green Tea Custom Painted TOMS

Arizona Green Tea Custom Painted TOMS

 

 

 

 

 

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Custom Painted Jordan 12 Retro Sneakers - Ombre Gradient Shoes

These Retro Jordans started their life black and white. I spiced them up with a little color and a splash of sea foam green, violet, and eventually florescent pink. They started off with white laces, but felt they needed black laces to really show the colors of the paint and to match. I see that there are some of these special sold out Jordans still available on Flight Club, which is why I now have these customs available on my website >>> https://bstreetshoes.com/products/air-jordan-12-retro-ombre-gradient

Custom Painted Jordan 12, Custom Painted Jordan Sneakers

Custom Painted Jordan 12, Custom Painted Jordan Sneakers

Custom Painted Jordan 12, Custom Painted Jordan Sneakers

Custom Painted Jordan 12, Custom Painted Jordan Sneakers

 

Email me blake@bstreetshoes.com to discuss ideas for a custom pair of shoes.
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World's Best Shop Dog Grizz The Wizz Turns 4!

Last week Thursday March 24, 2016, worlds greatest shop dog Grizz The Wizz turned 4 years old. Yeah he got treats, played with his dog homies at his dog party. I also took a minute on Thursday to let him watch me paint a quick portrait of him on a TV found from behind the dumpster behind the art studio. It was a chance to try out my new Montana 94 colors RV-96-99. Take a look at some of his best pictures taken from this year, and the aerosol piece I painted on the TV.

Grizz_thewizz, american bully

Grizz_thewizz, american bully

Grizz_thewizz, american bully, painted tv

Grizz_thewizz, american bully, painted tv, aerosol on found object, street art, graffiti art

 

 

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Tropical Floral Nike Air Jordan 1 Retro - Custom Hand Painted

The re release of the black/black AJ1s is a sneaker artist's dream canvas. Clean lines, clean leather, perfect to be painted! This client wanted me to take the direction with this project, and I had something in mind for these. Of course first comes shoe prep with rubber gloves, Acetone, cotton balls and tape. If you want to learn more about that check out my in depth blog post HERE. First I layered a few coats of different shades of green Jacquard paint. Then came a few layers of metallic gold and copper. 

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Next I hand cut each leaf of the masking tape and added some more coats of color.The next two pictures below are a screen grab from my Snapchat

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Tape comes off! Then a few coats of protection with the acrylic finisher and done!

 

Done and trying not to get attached>>>

 custom retro jordan 1, hand painted sneakers, custom shoes, bstreetshoes

custom retro jordan 1, hand painted sneakers, custom shoes, bstreetshoes

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Custom Painted Nike Roshes - Brooklyn Nets & Toronto Blue Jays

I recently got an order from a dad who has 2 Roshe loving kids. They're also big fans of their teams. The son loves baseball and is all about the Toronto Blue Jays. The daughter plays basketball and is all about the Brooklyn Nets. These 2 pairs were made for them.

custom nike roshes brooklyn nets, toronto blue jays nike roshes

custom nike roshes brooklyn nets, toronto blue jays nike roshes

 toronto blue jays nike roshes

custom nike roshes brooklyn nets, toronto blue jays nike roshes

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Veterans Day

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Custom Hand-Painted Nike MetCon 1 Sneakers

This week I wrapped up a pair of custom Hand Painted Nike MetCon 1s for Jordan Feigenbaum of http://www.barbellmedicine.com We worked together to get the look of the shoes to match the company's look, feel and logo. Check out this pictures below and the Time-lapse video below. Done with Jacuard Products. Check out their site HERE

Custom Hand Painted Nike MetCon 1

Custom Sneakers, Custom Nikes, Custom Hand Painted Nike MetCon 1

Custom Nike MetCon 1, Custom Cross Fit Shoes, Hand Painted Nike Sneakers

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Rhino Painting for Pizza Del Perro Negro USA

Pizza Masters Tiffany & Pierre in Newport Beach recently contacted me wanting a piece for their brand new Artisan Pizza Shop in Newport Beach. I took a crack at filming the process. Check out this pictures below and watch the time-lapse video.

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Solar Flare Galaxies on Nike AF1 Lows Are In! Done with Jacquard Products

I recently teamed up with Jacquard products to get some of their amazing product line on some custom shoes.  We had a first go at it with these Nike AF1 Lows. My first impression was a good one. The paints are pre thinned so no need to put though a filter. The bottle the paint comes in is really helpful. It's easy to control the amout of paint you feed into your Airbrush. As you guys know, before I was using Angelus paints, but it was a pain to thin the paints with their expensive 2-thin project. Plus, the filters you need to buy from them were getting clogged, even though I had a bucket of water right next to my brushes. 

 

Like I mentioned in my Instagram post, the Metallics and Iridescents are amazing. They catch the light from a distance, but don't have an annoying glossy look. I highly recommend this paint for any sneaker artist using an airbrush on leather sneakers.

 

The care package Jacquard sent me was over the top. It included markers, glue, chemical heat set, polyester dye, pearl pigments and a whole lot of airbrush paint. Stayed tuned for more using this awesome new discovery.

 

Shop for Jacquard Products here: http://www.jacquardproducts.com

Shop for these Solar Flare Galaxies Nike AF1s here: http://bstreetshoes.com/collections/custom-nike-sneakers/products/custom-hand-painted-solar-flare-galaxy-nike-air-force-1-low

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