Sunday, November 15, 2015
Momma's Got A New Pair Of Shoes
My canvas has expanded! Today, I am upcycling shoes. A pair of beige high heel shoes to be exact! Since there are no high heel shoes in my closet, my niece dpmate a gently used pair. I had three requirements...the highest heels she could find, closed toed and smooth. I wanted to make a decoration for my craft room using stamps. I adore this Hope Blooms set from STAMPlorations.
Now, who alters shoes? I watched the Home and Family show and they used comic books to alter their shoes. The sold for around $150 a pair. I wondered if I could use my stamps, what could I lose...a pair of shoes, some craft supplies and time.
I started by coloring the heels and ridge on the shoe black with a Sharpie marker.I
I took two sheets of copy paper and stamped on it. You will be cutting this into squares and rectangles so just stamp randomly on the paper.
Gelatos time! I put a lot of orange in the center of the butterfly and took my finger to spread it out in the wings. Then I took a brush and Mustard Seed DI and put three blotches of color on each image.
Since it is best to work in squares and rectangles, I cut my finished paper into shapes.
Using Mod Podge, the images were randomly applied to the shoes. On the outside front of the shoe, I wanted the image and Bloom to show so that is the only place I was paticular.
Once the shoes were all covered, I put a layer of Mod Podge over the entire shoe. Then, it dries overnight. As you see on the picture there is some overhang on the bottom of the shoe so using an Exacto knife, remove this. Since I wanted a shiny heel, I decide to use a gloss black acrylic paint and redo the heel and sole. Then it was time to stencil. I tightly held the stencil in the open white spaces and took Black Soot DI and rubbed it in the stencil.
I wanted the shoes to look like they were on display at an expensive shoe store. I had a clear jewlry box and put it under the toe of one shoe and put that heel in the heel of the other shoe. I used tissue paper, flowers, greenery, bling, and ribbon to complete this project.
I love the finished project and it will be the centerpiece in my craft room!
Stamps and Stencils used: STAMPlorations and Artplorations.
Momma's Got A New Pair Of Shoes is linked to
Craft Stamper Magazine
Creative Artists Challenge
Stamps And Stencils my mother loved butterflies
Anything But Cute Mixed Media Challenge
Love To Create