I call them magic, of course, unfortunately, they aren't... That said, when we use so much glitter, I mean, fairy dust, on a piece, it is pretty much a given that something is magic! So here are my magic shoes.
I took an old pair of peep toe lace black patent shoes, which I ADORED when I bought them, only to wear them once and find that they were the most uncomfortable, sore feet inducing shoes ever to be created.
This made me extremely cross because I had loved them so much (insert *spent too much money on them*) and threw them to the back of the wardrobe in a huff, only to stumble back upon them when I was doing a clear out. Now rather than give these beauties to charity, I got it into my head that I could alter them somehow.
Firstly I doused both shoes in white gesso and let it dry which took a lot longer than you might expect.
I used gorgeous gorgeous pink and orange acrylic paints and blended across the entire of one shoes. Whilst that dried, I grabbed my teal and blue spray ink misters in a combination of mica / shimmer misters and standard inks and spritzed the be-jesus out of that one.
After that I started to use a number of bits and pieces straight out of the packets from the new Prima lines - flowers, wood veneers etc. I also used my favourite butterfies from Hobbycraft and some bits and bats from Ranger.
Once everything was firmly in there and the original colours were dried, I spritzed some more for shimmer and to ensure full coverage and real saturation of colour.
I am in love with my mixed media magic shoes and I hope you are too!
I wonder what would happen if I clicked three times?!
xxx kisses xxx