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1  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / Re: I painted the bottom of some heels! (link to tutorial included) on: April 11, 2011 01:18:30 PM
Well, shucks  Wink Thank you!
2  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / Re: Painted shoes thanks to a fellow craftster's tute on: March 15, 2011 06:09:07 PM
I'm glad I happened find this! I almost missed it! Your shoes look AWESOME! Even cooler than mine. Excellent work. I love them!
3  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / Re: I painted the bottom of some heels! (link to tutorial included) on: March 02, 2011 09:36:28 AM
Decoupage should work. Just try it on a pair of shoes that you don't care much about first. Hit up a thrift shop and get an ugly pair for a buck or so.

Although, painting these isn't too hard. The way I do it is I trace an image from a piece of paper onto the shoe and then just paint them like a coloring book. There isn't any shading or blending colors or anything like that.
4  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / Re: I painted the bottom of some heels! (link to tutorial included) 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 :\ 
5  CLOTHING / Shoes: Completed Projects / I painted the bottom of some heels! (link to tutorial included) on: February 24, 2011 07:02:12 PM
I started painting heels about a year ago. I have made a total of 4 so far, but only have pics for 3 of them, as one pair was a gift and I forgot to take a pic before I sent them across the country. They are super fun and easy to make and people seem to really like them. I get lots of compliments and requests to make them for people.

Here is the first pair. I used references from other peoples artwork and photos I found randomly through Google image searches. The goat looks very similar to a Miss Monster piece, though this was not intentional, just covering my bases. They are not for sale and other than posting pics of them here and on reddit once, they just sit in my closet Smiley

Second pair I made, on which I also painted the little button to match:

Third pair I made for my friend from work (it's a bad cell phone pic, sorry):

Here is a link to my imgur album that has a little step-by-step set of pics so you can make some too!

If anyone has any questions, fire away! I will answer as soon as I am able.
6  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Discussion and Questions / Re: Looking to collaberate on a mask! on: January 19, 2008 09:56:03 PM
Not so much an entire slip over the head type deal, since I am not using latex but paper mache. A masqurade mask that just covers the face is good, but it can cover over the top of the head, since no stretching would be required for putting it on.

Maybe something along these lines:

7  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Discussion and Questions / Looking to collaberate on a mask! on: January 19, 2008 11:02:44 AM

I have been questioned a number of times about whether or not I make masks (like veneitian style/paper mache face masks). I have never done this before, but I recently have this really urgent urge to give it a go. I am mosty focusing on the process of how, and not so much what, but I can not begin untill I have the design to go off of. I can draw and all, but I seem to have a brick wall in the way of what I really want to make it look like.

The first step is to sculpt the design onto a pre-existing head, which I have ready to begin with. I am looking for someone to draw me up something that they would think would be a cool idea. I am thinking something kind dark, a goat head, devil type thing. Use your imagination. You can check out my flickr page herehttp://www.flickr.com/photos/rainybuckel/
to see what my style is, if you want.

If I get some idea that I like, I will make maybe 2 masks out of it, and I will send you one for free. The original pic I use of yours will remain your property, but the end result mask will remain mine. I dont plan on putting these up for sale or anything, but sometimes people come out of no where wanting to buy stuff, and hey, I need the money. So you get a free mask of your original art, and I get to get past this horrible creative block so I can start my mask-making learning process!
The idea is that once I get a handle on how this is done, and what is possible to create, I will not have any problems coming up with my own designs.

Its really just for fun and learning for me. So post your ideas here or email me @ [email protected]! Thanks people!
8  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Discussion and Questions / Re: Retro reindeer pattern? on: December 23, 2007 10:53:13 AM
i know it pretty late for this probably, but i have been wanting to make the same thing for a while. i see those awesome retro-style deer online everywhere, but no patterns. i have taken a free pattern for a slightly differnt deer and reworked it so that it has the same style head and body. i am almost finished stuffing the first one made from my pattern, and when i am done and sure that it works, i planned on posting it here on craftster, so other people can finally make their own!

if anything, you can give it to her late, or have them ready for next year! i will let you know when i get the pattern posted!
9  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: New Pet Portrait. Getting better! on: October 15, 2007 05:35:07 PM
what did you use for the eyes??

I just used some metallic paint, gold and a few specks of silver over top of some lime green and some yellows. its not any definative color that way, but its still kinda glittery like.

Thanks guys for the compliements! I am happy with her.
10  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / New Pet Portrait. Getting better! on: October 15, 2007 03:03:58 PM
here is the newest pet portrait I have done. I feel like everyone I do I get better and better. its alot of fun to do.

here's the original pic:

and the finished portrait:

i just have to show them off. no one seems them but me, really. thanks for looking!
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