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« on: January 22, 2012 10:52:19 AM »

The main reason I had joined Craftster was because I was searching for inspiration for Comic Book decoupage shoes and stumbled into this treasure trove of crafty goodness.  I finally got around to making my nerdy decoupage shoes.  I used vintage 1980 Star Wars comics that were in well loved condition and not worth anything to save as a comic book.  I used 10 comic books and poured over the endless panels cutting out various images that appealed to me.  Chewie, R2D2, and the Millennium Falcon were ones that I cut out a lot.  I found a great piece of Vader dueling shirtless, buff, Luke *hehe* that is the statement on the outside of the left shoe.
The left shoe is the battle between the Rebellion and the Empire.  The right shoe is strictly the Rebellion forces.  The sole edges are painted in a glittery black paint that reminds me of the night sky (visible in the original picture size linked below) and the upper edges are finished in a black cloth tape and a pin stripe of chrome paint.  The heel tip is also finished with the chrome paint.
These are the perfect pair of shoes for my nerdy self while still looking oh so chic  Wink Grin  Now I just need a place to wear them, it's been too wet/cold lately to wear anything other than boots.

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« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2012 11:00:35 AM »

I'm surprised no one has commented yet.  These are epic shoes! I'm totally wanting a pair of these. Smiley  You did an awesome job, hopefully it'll stop raining enough for you to take them out on a stroll soon.
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« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2012 11:09:00 AM »

These are awesome!
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« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2012 11:21:37 AM »

I love them
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« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2012 12:04:37 PM »

These are SO great!  Vintage comics, Star Wars, and shoes. You're my hero Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2012 12:06:08 PM »

Those shoes ROCK!! How long did it take you to make those?

Go to a party, that would be THE place to wear them.
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« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2012 01:06:13 PM »

This rocks! I love them!
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« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2012 01:20:40 PM »

Those shoes ROCK!! How long did it take you to make those?

Go to a party, that would be THE place to wear them.

Thanks!  They only took about 30 minutes to make.  The long part was finding and cutting out all the images.  Gluing them on took less than 10 minutes.

I do have a fellow Star Wars fan's 50th birthday party this weekend...
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« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2012 02:38:44 PM »

These are very cool! Did you cover them in something to make them weather proof?
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« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2012 07:46:05 AM »

Ooooh, I LOVE these shoes! I think I've got a few old comics laying around my house...
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