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1  Sistine cherubs shoes (picture heavy) in Shoes: Completed Projects by floralandskulls on: May 05, 2011 04:44:57 AM
Inspired by all the craftsters on here that paint their shoes, I decided to experiment with some old white pumps that i never wear. I put them in the washing machine to remove dirt, then set about deciding what I wanted to paint onto them.
Oil painting is my first love, so I decided the sistine cherubs would look cute, googled for a reference (http://www.oceansbridge.com/paintings/artists/special/raphael-sistine-cherub.jpg) and got to work.

Here are the shoes before I started


With a coat of white acrylic as a base


First layers and beginning of cherubs


Progress, shading, wings etc


Final outcome (sorry about the shine from my flash)


I was going to use textile medium with my paints, but ended up just using the acrylic paints alone as I didn't expect them to turn out that good. May or may not seal them as I never really wear this kind of shoes.
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2  my first freezer paper stencils! in Stenciling: Completed Projects by floralandskulls on: March 28, 2011 02:22:23 PM
I've been lurking around craftster for ages, joined a little while ago.
I tried my hand at freezer paper stencils (had to order freezer paper from ebay, damn you england for not having any near me!)

I persuaded my mum to buy me some fabric medium (system 3) to use with my big stash of acrylic paints, turns out cheaper than buying fabric paint because I already have tons of acrylic colours!

One problem I realised though, is that my paint seems to bleed through the shirt (not onto the back as I put cardboard between the layers, but on the front part of the shirt, it bleeds through)

Anyway, onto the attempts
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3  8 shoes and acrylic paint? in Shoes: Completed Projects by floralandskulls on: March 28, 2011 01:58:02 PM
I wanted some new shoes, don't have much money...went on ebay and found some nice wooden wedges for 8, I already had the leopard print idea in my head after being very inspired by (http://www.craftster.org/pictures/uploads/255081/255081_28Mar11_tumblr_lg9bmbdxuI1qc5awdo1_500.jpg) and luckily these shoes had leopard print insole parts. I used the insole pattern as a guide and painted the wedge parts with acrylic paint.
Three coats of varnish later (just to be on the safe side)



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