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« on: January 14, 2009 07:31:09 PM »

This is my first post although not my first project. Got these shoes for cheap at the salv. a few years ago and I never wore them because the colour was just a little too light. Feeling bored and crafty so what else to do but cover them in glitter and lace!  Cheesy

original shoes...


Action shot with lots of purple

I really like how they turned out, my photo taking friend says they look like a goth version of the ruby slippers.

The process:
-Painted them black with acrylic paint (3 coats)
-brushed ultra fine glitter onto wet paint during last coat, added more glitter with a damp paint brush on the thin spots
-attached lace to sides and strap with hot glue, painted and added glitter over hot glue once dried.
-sprayed it all with two coats of a clear acrylic sealer. It may not be waterproof enough for bad weather though so I think I'm going to track down some waterproofing spray and add that eventually.

I left one strap and the heel plain black just for a bit more contrast.

So that's that, feedback (positive or negative) is welcome.

« Last Edit: January 14, 2009 07:32:14 PM by cloverfire » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2009 07:33:44 PM »

o those are so much better than the original! and they match your dress perfect!! love the lace detail too!!
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« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2009 07:56:24 PM »

Oooo pretty! gotta love glitter  Grin

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« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2009 08:35:06 PM »

OOOOOooooooOOOoooooooo Sassy! I adore them! Much better than the original Smiley

Okay so once again I am completely redoing my pictures. Got tired of photobucket, the only reason I used it was for here so I decided I will just use Craftster's photo uploader. So while I am switching over my photo links will be broken. Message me if there is a post you would like the pics for.
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2009 12:18:00 AM »

These shoes need to be worn and shown off!

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« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2009 05:13:09 AM »

What a great idea!
they look 100% better and I love the comparison of a gothic ruby slipper.
Now you just need a little "toto" with a black studded collar to take with you, hehe

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« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2009 07:28:32 AM »

Very awesome, and inspiring. I have some shoes waiting to be modded.

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« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2009 04:54:59 PM »

Thanks you guys  Cheesy

I can't wait to wear them out once the snow has melted.
« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2009 03:24:53 PM »

These are awesome!  I love the color and the lace just makes them look that much more classy!  Great job!

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« Reply #9 on: March 23, 2009 08:13:03 PM »

Oh how absolutely adorable!!!!!!  Grin
Great job!

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