A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: When you post a project, remember that you can always click the Modify button to edit the post and add additional information.
Total Members: 297,451
Currently Running With Scissors:
494 Guests and 8 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Patchwork Decoupage Dr. Scholls  (Read 7987 times)
Tags for this thread: decoupage_shoes  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
AnnaReilly
Offline Offline

Posts: 413
Joined: 01-Dec-2003
Part cat-woman, part cat-lady...


View Profile WWW
« on: April 05, 2006 09:14:33 PM »



These shoes came to me as plain Dr. Scholl's exercise sandals...


I removed the leather strap, sanded the wood soles and decoupaged on bits of magazines and catalogs to create a patchwork look. I applied several coats of acrylic gel medium so they're waterproof and very durable. Then I reattached the strap. Voila! Patchwork Decoupage Dr. Scholls!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.
~Scott Adams
alwaysinmyroom
Craftalongs Moderator
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Life is Moving Along Splendidly
Offline Offline

Posts: 28537
Joined: 12-Feb-2006

Make all things!!


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2006 09:38:21 PM »

You sure did turn what could be a boring pair of shoes into something way more interesting! I went to some sort of suburban housewives party where one of the ladies sold decorated Dr. Scholls not as cute as yours for way over $100! I like those a lot--nice to know they are still comfy too!  Good job!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

50 Projects in 2014
123/150
PINTEREST
Will swap for art
SidekickFancy
...and then there was Fancy...
Offline Offline

Posts: 358
Joined: 13-Apr-2005

Funny how it feels when there's nothing to say...


View Profile
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2006 02:48:43 PM »

Those are fun!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Happiness can be found in the darkest of times...if one only remembers to turn on the lights.

You can lead a heart to love, but you can't make it fall.

http://www.wists.com/thegyrlwholived
Mopowers18
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2006 03:27:56 PM »

I love your shoes! I have a pair of plain Dr. Scholl's with a black strap that have been calling to me to be decorated.

How does the gel medium covered footbed feel on your foot? Does the shoe feel sticky against your skin? Also, how did you remove the strap? Any recommended tools?

Mo
THIS ROCKS   Logged

...he took it all too far, but boy could he play guitar...
AnnaReilly
Offline Offline

Posts: 413
Joined: 01-Dec-2003
Part cat-woman, part cat-lady...


View Profile WWW
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2006 05:13:17 PM »

The shoes feel a bit more sticky than they did as wood, but no more so than a rubber flip-flop or anything. The straps on these are held on by 6 screws, I just unscrewed them (with a butter knife because my screwdriver was downstairs and I was too lazy to go get it) and then screwed them back in when I was done. The gel medium kind of clogged up a couple of the holes that I wasn't diligent about keeping clear as I was working, so I had to gouge it out with a tiny pair of scissors.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.
~Scott Adams
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
How to Decorate a Guitar Cake
How to Decorate a Hello Kitty Shaped Cake
How to Decorate a Minnie Mouse Cake
Outside The Box: Velveeta Fudge
How to Make a Healthy Apple Butterscotch Cake
Latest Blog Articles
Meatless Monday: Provencal Inspired Quiche
@Home This Weekend: Buzy Bee Activity Chart
Craft Challenge #103 Announced - Foodie Frenzy 2

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.