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Topic: Tattooed Wedges: ugly to awesome!  (Read 11292 times)
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theantihipster
« on: December 07, 2007 10:13:27 PM »

I wish I had a before picture to enter in this month's craft challenge!
these used to be some very ugly, uncomfortable denim platforms that pinched my toes, but I love how tall they were so I kept them.
Finally one day I decided to spruce them up & here's the result, et voila!


I cut the straps to give my toes a little more room & re-sewed them with some tough thread, the lettering is Latin for "She Flies On Her Own Wings"
Enjoy!
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« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2007 10:36:40 PM »

WOW!  Talk about ugly to awesome -- nice work!  Love the result!
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« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2007 10:37:59 PM »

those look fantastic! Did you paint the tattoos by hand? or are they some kind of template thing?
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« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2007 12:23:56 AM »

Wow these remind me of the shoes I saw on this guy's Web site (http://www.myspace.com/ndeurr) except I bet what it cost for you to make them is worlds less than what he charges. Such a great idea!
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« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2007 08:45:43 AM »

THESE ARE LOVELY!  So nice... great work!
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« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2007 08:50:41 AM »

Wow, I need a pair of those.  The artwork goes so well with the style of shoes.  What kind of paint did you use and did you seal them?  Where did you get you inspiration?  Do you have any action shots?
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« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2007 01:37:01 PM »

 Angry fierce
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« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2007 08:46:12 PM »

:O i love those
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« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2007 09:49:28 AM »

these are absolutely fantastic!

my roommate wants me to do something like this to her shoes Grin
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« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2007 06:10:17 PM »

awesome! Grin
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« Reply #10 on: December 13, 2007 01:36:18 PM »

I am totally DIGGING THOSE!!! They are amazing.  You are truly an artist!
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« Reply #11 on: December 14, 2007 08:08:27 AM »

These truly rock!  Great job!
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« Reply #12 on: December 21, 2007 10:00:57 PM »

Rockin F-ing shoes!!!!! Kudos to you! I WANT A PAIR
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« Reply #13 on: January 02, 2008 01:37:29 PM »

Those are dope!  You are a good artist.  I want a pair! Grin
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theantihipster
« Reply #14 on: January 19, 2008 12:49:53 PM »

those look fantastic! Did you paint the tattoos by hand? or are they some kind of template thing?

I just got a wild hair one day & painted them, it's kind of started a thing... anything that will sit still around my house gets painted. I'm a tattoo artist so it's kind of an everyday thing to make stuff like this, I could make you a template if you wanted, tho! I love love LOVE that panther!

Wow, I need a pair of those.  The artwork goes so well with the style of shoes.  What kind of paint did you use and did you seal them?  Where did you get you inspiration?  Do you have any action shots?

I always swear by Krylon (?) triple-thick clear glaze spray sealer and it works great
I don't have any action shots because my new camera is really awful, but I've got a yellow dress that looks SPANKING with these!

I'd like to start selling more stuff like this in my Etsy shop but I wouldn't even know where to start pricing, so far I've just sold hand-painted stuff in local craft shows and I feel like I price stuff way too low.

P.S. THANKS SO MUCH!! the good words are appreciated!
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« Reply #15 on: January 27, 2008 12:08:41 AM »

This absolutely rocks!
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« Reply #16 on: January 29, 2008 09:35:36 AM »

beautiful work!
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« Reply #17 on: January 29, 2008 07:57:56 PM »

thanks thanks thanks!
working on an action pic...
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« Reply #18 on: February 01, 2008 11:33:08 PM »

i adore those shoes!! i'm a huge tattooed loving shoe freak! i know myself & other gals that i hang out with would totally snatch them up!!  Grin Grin
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« Reply #19 on: February 02, 2008 03:04:37 PM »

i adore those shoes!! i'm a huge tattooed loving shoe freak! i know myself & other gals that i hang out with would totally snatch them up!!  Grin Grin

my biggest problem is finding shoes to paint. You know how you see something everywhere (like cork wedges) when you don't need them, but then when you do want some they're nowhere to be found!

send me your shoes, I'll paint them!!
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« Reply #20 on: February 04, 2008 01:38:53 PM »

LOVE those, great phrase to use for shoes too!!
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« Reply #21 on: February 05, 2008 02:29:01 PM »

my other posts with tattoo design themes:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=225165.msg2435893#msg2435893
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=225142.msg2435608#msg2435608
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=221569.msg2389896#msg2389896
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=221557.msg2389812#msg2389812
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=212696.msg2284167#msg2284167
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=225554.msg2441045#msg2441045

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« Reply #22 on: February 06, 2008 11:41:10 AM »

woman, these shoes are making my mouth water.
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« Reply #23 on: February 06, 2008 12:07:53 PM »

woman, these shoes are making my mouth water.

haha, I'm trying to get people to send me their stuff so I can paint it.
I can't find any un-hideous wedges to paint on, and I would LOOOOOVE to make more
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« Reply #24 on: February 06, 2008 04:05:09 PM »

I so incredibly love these shoes.
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« Reply #25 on: February 08, 2008 04:51:24 PM »

They look like something Kat Von D would wear. Very Cool. Smiley
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« Reply #26 on: February 09, 2008 10:18:56 AM »

They look like something Kat Von D would wear. Very Cool. Smiley

tanks errbody!

haha, I thought that myself. I'm a tattoo artist & I was working in a not-so-nice neighborhood when I made these. When I wore them to work people didn't bother to call me by my name & since I was a tall, lanky girl wearing lots of black & big platform shoes they all called me 'kat', it was kind of a backwards complement
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« Reply #27 on: March 03, 2008 09:21:02 AM »

i love these!  I wish I had tattoo art talent!
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« Reply #28 on: March 04, 2008 09:18:46 AM »

I would sell my friends for these shoes! SO awesome  Grin
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« Reply #29 on: March 04, 2008 12:24:31 PM »

So, if I were to, say, send you some retched wedges.. you would paint them?  What might you charge for such a service?
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« Reply #30 on: March 09, 2008 09:05:07 AM »

Those look great! You did a wonderful job Smiley
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« Reply #31 on: March 09, 2008 07:01:38 PM »

Those look great! You did a wonderful job Smiley

thank you! I can't wait til spring gets here so I can wear them again
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« Reply #32 on: March 10, 2008 05:59:17 PM »

Those are so veeeeery cool.  Shocked
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« Reply #33 on: March 10, 2008 07:58:44 PM »

thank you glitter!
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« Reply #34 on: March 11, 2008 02:16:24 PM »

These are amazing!!  I cannot express in words how cool these are.
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« Reply #35 on: March 13, 2008 08:57:36 AM »

THOSE ARE THE BEST PLATFORMS I'VE EVER SEEN!!! Shocked Shocked
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« Reply #36 on: March 14, 2008 12:19:28 AM »

kcurrin & spookydoll-
thanks very much! check out my other tattooed stuff, too
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« Reply #37 on: March 13, 2009 10:30:28 PM »

they're fantastic! I might have to borrow this idea Wink
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« Reply #38 on: March 16, 2009 03:34:36 AM »

Those shoes are amazing! They seem difficult to walk in though, but I always think that about these kind of shoes. Nice tattoo's on them too =D
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