October 28, 2007

These shoes are made for walking






well perhaps not...I have a challenge on my yahoo group where we are altering children's shoes, here is my first effort. the original shoe is a little girl's shiny black dress shoe, I have then covered it in liquid nails for texture, before it had a chance to harden I made swirls with my palette knife. Once dry I then painted with pthalo green, did a dabbled wash over with a sea sponge and copper and gold, the next step was using my heat gun...not to dry the paint but to bubble it and make it even more textured. I smeared a little antique gold Rub 'n Buff over the raised areas and then attached adornments, etc.
See one of my previous posts to see how I altered the German Scrap pieces.

The red shoe is not finished yet but I just love the colour so far.

11 comments:

LazyKay said...

Gosh! What a work of art. Great texturing techniques.

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Donna said...

O wow this is absolutely fantastic!

anne said...

ICouldn' imagine how you could alter a shoe 'til I saw these. They are gorgeous. i wouldn't have the patience i don't think

Allotment Lady said...

Amazing

Lana said...

Oh My Gosh!!!

I cannot stop looking at this!!! It is the most beautiful work of art I've seen in a very long time! I really want to have a go at this now!!! Just two problems!....a) I don't have a small child and b) I don't know anyone else with a small child who'd be prepared to hop along so that I could 'borrow' one of their shoes in the name of art! lol Seriously though...this really is stunning work!!!

Danielle D said...

These shoes are beautiful! I can't believe that they made such lovely shrines! Absolutely gorgeous.

Jessica Torrant said...

Amazing work of art!

Zuzu's Blog said...

amazing stunning and so original..

wow Linda!!!!!

shauna said...

Beautiful! How do you apply the liquid nails? That's a new one to me! Do you put it on thick, spread it or what? I especially like the red shoe-the color is gorgeous! For the person who didn't know a small child to get a shoe-you can go to the Goodwill and get all you want or just do an adult shoe. In fact I've only altered adult shoes and ice skates, now I must do a child shoe! Thanks for sharing!
Shauna

Melanie said...

oh fabby fabby fabby stunning love it

~*~ Patty said...

OMGosh, I want to move into that precious shoe, everything about it is magical, the tassle is the crowning glory - wonderful special piece of art!