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« on: June 13, 2006 10:20:25 AM »

I've been reading Craftster's forums for a long time, but I've never posted any of my projects... I never thought any of my "projects" were "crafty" enough, until I made these shoes yesterday.  I've been sick and laying around in bed all day gets kind of boring so I got inspired to make these shoes from a shirt I have with two birds flying away from a telephone pole.  I don't know why but for some reason, I have an affinity for bird silhouettes.  Anyway, my feet will only get to show these off in small-town Kansas and I wanted to share them.

I bought these shoes at Alco for about $5.37.
http://album0.snapandshare.com/33320/44923/762328.jpg

Printed out a design I created in Paint Shop Pro.
http://album0.snapandshare.com/33320/44923/762329.jpg

I traced the designs on the paper with a chalk fabric pencil and then pressed the chalking onto the shoes.
http://album0.snapandshare.com/33320/44923/762330.jpg

And then I painted them in with a fine line fabric paint brush and white fabric paint.
http://album0.snapandshare.com/33320/44923/762331.jpg

I wanted to put stripes down the side, as if the birds were in flight, but I think I'm going to add little red hearts on the lines.
If I do add the hearts, I'll post an update.
http://album0.snapandshare.com/33320/44923/762332.jpg

Each of the bigger birds has a rhinestone on the outerside wing.
http://album0.snapandshare.com/33320/44923/762333.jpg


I told my friend I made these last night and he thought I bought them off of eBay.
Silly boys.  Tongue


What do you think?  I want to do another pair with some cherries... I'm quite fond of cherries too...


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« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2006 12:59:30 PM »

Very cute!

You might want to try to clean up the lines a bit on the next pair to make em even better!

Where do you get shoes like that? I'd kill for a pair...
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« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2006 02:29:53 PM »

hey! i have those exact shoes! only that mine are in a need of some life.

very cool birds, by the way.
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« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2006 05:21:09 PM »

I didn't expect the chalking to bleed as much as it did under the fabric paint, but I didn't get a chance to clean the chalking off around the outlines before I took the pictures...

I got these shoes at Alco, but Payless and Kmart usually carry them...  And I see them on eBay quite frequently for pretty cheap too.
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