Ok, I'm cured of this craft for a while as I made another pair of decoupages tekkies - this time in my favourite colours - pink and purple! These are canvas shoes without any laces. I timed myself this time to see how long it would take me from start to finish, and it was just under 2 and a half hours, including all the drying time. Not everything went smoothly though - the hairdryer packed up on me grrr! And here's a tip .... do not take the serviette images all the way to where the rubber sole starts - leave a gap so that the modge podge can cover the edges.
So here they are .... butterflies galore!!!
Sunday, August 25, 2013
I've been wanting to give this craft a try for a while now, but kept forgetting to buy the items! At last I remembered and managed to find a pair of white 'tekkies" (tennis shoes) at a local shop. In fact I bought TWO pairs hehe! This is the first pair that I have decoupaged and sealed, and I'm thrilled with the end result. Everywhere I go now, I have these leopards "going before me" LOL (yes I know they are only cubs, but hey, better than a mouse!).
Side and Back Views
All I need to do now is walk them in a bit, as they are after all a "new" pair of shoes!
On to making the next pair which are going to be Cerise Pink with huge butterflies!
This is my latest digistamp - a rather vintage woman in an evening gown - and I have called her "Gwyneth" and she is available in the Digistamps4Joy shop. I coloured her in with watercolour pencils and SN pens, and created a centre-stepper card. The lace borders were cut with a MS punch then wet-embossed with white embossing powder with a fine glitter in it.
New items used - digistamp
Old items used - flocked DP from stash, glitter glue, flowers, brads, pearls, sentiment sticker
CMC Ccopic challenge - anything goes
Rogue Red Head - fashionista
Alphabet challenge - newest stamp
Creative Fingers - anything goes
Patties Creations - anything goes