Hi There everyone.
It is me Marlene, from ART BY MARLENE. Today on The Crafter’s Workshop blog, I will show you how to bring some colour into your wardrobe, by pimping your old shoes and giving them a second life!
Start off by cleaning your shoes with rubbing alcohol and let it dry. Cover the insides of your shoes with some paper towel. Mix TCW black and white gesso (to create a grey) and prime your shoes(the parts that you are planning on painting) with it.
For painting and stenciling on your shoes, I recommend you use fluid acrylics, I used Decoarts MEDIA acrylics. Take out your TCW278 Stencil, called Circle Explosion by Julie Fei-Fan Balzer. With a make-up sponge, dab some white paint through your stencil onto your shoes, repeat this process on both shoes ….on all sides.
Now, take out your Mumsy stencil ,TCW592 (designed by Julia Fei-Fan Balzer) and on a few places, stencil on flowers with red paint, using light pouncing movements.
You can add a few handpainted yellow flowers, if you want, I did!
With your magenta media acrylics, paint in a few rose shapes. You can paint details into your flowers with magenta mixed with white, to create a lighter shade.
Add some leaves. Keep it simple.
Paint in a new background with Turquoise paint.
Using waterproof ink, like stazon, stamp in some detail.
Using a white sharpie or posca, draw in some lines.
For the final pop of colour, dab some white paint through Stencil Ledger ,TCW267 (designed by Jaime Echt).
Repeat it on all sides of both shoes.
Make sure to cover your shoes with 3 thin coats of clear varnish(aerosol), letting it dry in between the coats.
Taadddaaaa! The finished product!
I want to thank The Crafter’s Workshop for giving me the opportunity to share this with you!
This post may include affiliate links and The Crafter’s Workshop has provided me with some products, but the techniques and opinions I share are solely my own.
Doei-doei! (Dutch for bye-bye)
2 thoughts on “PIMP YOUR SHOES – by ART BY MARLENE”
Hi Marlene, I LOVE your shoes! They are just the thing to cheer you up coming into winter 🙂 how on earth did you not get ANY paint on the black bits?!! lol. Thanks for sharing xx
Hi Sharon….I have to admit, I am not that much of a messy worker, but if you spil any paint on the black bits, just remove it with a baby wipe immediately. x