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« on: May 07, 2006 08:12:11 PM »

i saw a ridiculously cute pair of shoes on the eloui dollmaker, and i just needed a pair for myself.  so i bought a cute pair of pumps off ebay, some paint, and some lacquer... and went nuts!

These are the shoes I started with.  They were about $16 plus shipping on eBay... best place for cheap shoes EVER!


Then I did a Google search for "heart" and "broken heart" images.  Picked a few faves in different sizes and cut out some stencils...


and painted my fool heart out.

I used an acrylic fabric paint called SoSoft.  It was recommended to me by the people at the craft store.  Just place the stencils wherever you want. Mix it up, be creative.  I wound up using 3 coats to get full coverage and reasonable smoothness.

After 2 days the paint was dry, but still kinda sticky.  It's fabric paint, after all, and hadn't been absorbed by the patent leather.  I took a cup full of soapy water and some Q-tips and got off as much of the smeared/extra paint as I could.  It wasn't perfect but oh well, I can live with it.

Then I took the shoes outside, stuffed the inside with packing material, and sprayed it with a laquer/varnish. It was by Delta Ceramcoat, called Satin Interior Spray Varnish. It dried pretty quickly.  Again, I did three coats because I live in the middle of a freaking forest where the shoes would likely get pretty damaged.

here are the shoes post-lacquer spray:


and they're so comfy Smiley


just thought i'd share Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2006 08:15:06 PM »

OMFG so so cute

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« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2006 08:17:07 PM »

I didn't take pictures of the actual process... sorry! I was just so stoked to be creating something that I forgot to take pics along the way. I can add a tut of what I remember, but there won't be any pics.
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« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2006 08:49:28 PM »

Really, really cute. They remind me of irregular choice!
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« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2006 09:14:43 PM »

thoooossssee arrrreeeee cuutteeee
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« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2006 09:40:31 PM »

They're adorable!  In future, you might be able to use one of those nail polish corrector pens to clean up your smudges.  They're like a marker or highlighter, only instead of ink, they have nail polish remover saturating the nib.
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« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2006 10:41:00 PM »

I'm not much of a shoe person, but even I think those are pretty freakin sweet. Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2006 08:05:21 AM »

They're cuuute!!  Grin
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« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2006 08:34:23 AM »

love them!
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« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2006 11:41:22 AM »

 Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked
wow! thats lovely!!!!!!!
congratulations! loved it!
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