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Topic: I painted the bottom of some heels! (link to tutorial included)  (Read 12325 times)
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microjivvy
« Reply #10 on: February 24, 2011 08:57:07 PM »

I don't wear heels, but these make me wish I did.  Wink
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« Reply #11 on: February 25, 2011 04:04:10 AM »

AWE-some work! Wish I could wear heels!!! Had an car accident that left my right ankle with poor tendons, on flats and sneakers for me. LOL I envy a nice heel though. LOL
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« Reply #12 on: February 25, 2011 05:41:03 AM »

What a great idea.  I love all of them, especially the one with the matching button. Smiley
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DeathToLems
« Reply #13 on: February 25, 2011 08:42:58 AM »

Wow! they are so cool!
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« Reply #14 on: February 25, 2011 01:46:30 PM »

Wow, thanks everyone! I'm glad you all like them and I hope you go and make your own pair. I don't wear heels hardly ever- they hurt my tender footsies and I'm not a very "girly-girl" and I don't have a good reason to dress up very often. Which is why I didn't mind risking ruining the first pair I painted, since I don't really use them. I do wear heels more now than I used to because they just look so cool, and I admit that I like the attention that the added decoration causes Smiley

As far as the type of paint and varnish..yeah, I just use cheap craft acrylic paint and an acrylic water based sealant. I used the same sealant I use to seal my canvas paintings, mostly because it was all I had around. I am not sure how long the paint will last on the shoes, since like I said, I don't really ever wear mine (maybe once a month or so). I have not seen any noticeable wear or cracking or flaking or anything. Both the goat ones and the one with the buttons still look exactly like they first did.

If anyone has any better ideas on what kind of paint and sealant to use, let me/us know! It would be cool to start selling these in my local second-hand punk rock store. I would just feel bad selling something that might not last long :\ 
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« Reply #15 on: February 27, 2011 02:05:19 PM »

Very cute. I would have never thought to do something like that.
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sarach
« Reply #16 on: February 27, 2011 04:04:53 PM »

Such a neat idea! Looks great!  Wink
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Grave_13
« Reply #17 on: February 27, 2011 05:00:58 PM »

Very nice!
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lidehtium
« Reply #18 on: February 27, 2011 05:51:27 PM »

gorgeous! thanks for including the link to the tute, Ive always wanted to know how to do this properly!!!
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KristenNicole
« Reply #19 on: February 27, 2011 06:33:22 PM »

This is a wonderful idea!  You can decorate your shoes to match any outfit.
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