Post # 1
Sooo after looking at Pinterest and numerous blogs I decided to tackle my own shoes! Sorry I didn’t take a “Before” pic, but the process was VERY easy although a little time consuming.
I’m a person who LOVES bright colors and with me, no one every expects anything “normal”. I really wanted to use black heels, but when I got home and started looking, I really couldn’t find a pair that I wanted to part with for this project, so I decided to use my pink ones instead.
Unlike other people, I took a different approach in doing this and it was actually not messy compared to other methods. I took Modge Podge, put it in a bowl and added my glitter to it. Then I simply continued painting coats until I got the results I wanted and sealed it with clear gloss modge podge after applying my letters.
And after all was said and done, I decided to jazz up my candle holders too! (using the same method)
Post # 5
I love the contrasting green and red! You did such an excellent job!
Post # 6
They look great! Just wondering if you tried walking outside with them…. Does it fade onto things when you walk? I thought about doing this but wondering it it would leave marks or slippery?
Post # 7
I am also wondering! When you walk are you finding that it is wearing off? I’d love to to try this but I fear it will come off..
also, WHERE OH WHERE did you find those stickers!?
Post # 8
Those stickers were found at AC Moore in the scrapbook section. They were actually hanging on the end of the aisle and I almost overlooked them!!
As for walking in them, I have and they are not slippery and haven’t left any marks. Granted my painting wasn’t the smoothest in the world either. I have not noticed any glitter falling off because it is mixed in with the modge podge instead of being sprinkled on. In addition, you are covering it with an additional layer of plain glossy modge podge to seal it. I’ve found several blogs where people have done shoes like this and none of them have had issues with the glitter coming off.
Post # 9
id be too scared to wear those, afraid of slipping on my aisle runner. Hopefully yours arent slippery
Post # 10
Actually they are not slippery at all. I just wore them last week for my bridal portraits outdoors. I did not “paint” them smooth, but left ridges where I applied it so thick. HOWEVER, I did find out that it will take several coats of modge podge over the top as mine now have dirt encrusted on the bottom 🙁 Guess I have to re-“paint” the bottoms.
Luckily, my shoes are more a prop than anything since we are getting married on the beach. 🙂