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Topic: Face it, Tiger, you just hit the [shoe] jackpot! *With Pictures, of course*  (Read 3495 times)
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KittyPryde87
« on: July 09, 2008 08:40:30 PM »

So, I just completed one half of my current project- decoupaged Spidey shoes!

I was going to wait until my best friend finished reading my run of Civil War, but I was impatient and ran to my local comic shop, where they have an enormous room full of back order comics. I then spent an hour going through them for Spider-man issues, with the help of two ten-year-olds who kept tossing every Spidey they didn't like my way- which means they handed me mushy issues... which worked fine for me.  Grin I then hit up the thrift shop and snagged a pair of plain black shoes for two dollars. And here is the result-





And, here's the other shoe, still naked. I'll post pictures when it's done.


Any good ideas on how to seal these shoes? I live in Florida, so water is inevitable.

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So, I finished! I did grab some Outdoor Mod Podge, and I'm actually going to wear them for the first time today. Here's some shots of the other shoe completed:



(You can't read it because of my very lame camera, but The quote is the same as the post title.)

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« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2008 08:43:40 PM »

That looks awesome...can't wait to see them both finished!!
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« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2008 08:51:42 PM »

Love it!  I have been wanting to do this to a pair of heels I thrifted awhile back, but keep forgetting.

I am planning to try Outdoor Mod Podge to seal them.  Here is the link for info about it:

http://www.plaidonline.com/apmp.asp#Outdoor

It is supposed to protect whatever you coat with it from the elements, so I figure it's the best bet Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2008 09:29:11 PM »

I'm in love! I'm such a superhero/comic book nerd.

I would think any kind of modgepodge would seal it just fine, but if you're super nervous maybe a diluted varnish? I'd think the former would be better though.
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« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2008 10:16:06 PM »

Wow what a cool idea!!! You should have entered them in the hero challenge.
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« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2008 11:47:06 PM »

Love the meeting Mary Jane reference!  And I love the shoes!
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KittyPryde87
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2008 10:55:34 AM »

Love it!  I have been wanting to do this to a pair of heels I thrifted awhile back, but keep forgetting.

I am planning to try Outdoor Mod Podge to seal them.  Here is the link for info about it:

http://www.plaidonline.com/apmp.asp#Outdoor

It is supposed to protect whatever you coat with it from the elements, so I figure it's the best bet Smiley

Oh, that sounds like a good idea! I'll definitely give it a try.
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« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2008 11:37:02 AM »

love it! did you have to scuff up the shoes before you decoupaged them?
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« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2008 06:05:09 PM »

I love it! i love it! I Loooveee it!!! I'm such a super huge comic geek- and oh! I am trembling with excitement!!! awesome!!! I love it!!!

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KittyPryde87
« Reply #9 on: July 22, 2008 06:43:09 PM »

love it! did you have to scuff up the shoes before you decoupaged them?

No, the surface was smooth enough that I didn't have to. I would probably have to work some voodoo on cloth based shoes, but the vinyl worked really well.
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