12 March 2015

If Finnabair did shoes... :)

...They'd probably be the best shoes in the world ;)

Hi Everyone!!

I'm so excited to share with you my first DT project, it's such an honour to be here (I still can't believe it)!

One of THE biggest inspirational people out there for me is Finnabair, I love her style! So when this wacky idea came into my head for up-cycling a shoe, my vision was almost crystal clear... did I dare to do it? Yes I did!!! :)


I love to up-cycle objects and we're so lucky with all the yummy products now available to us that it is so easy to do. This was a black suede shoe and it took the Art Basics Black Gesso really easily, after a couple of coats of that I dabbed on the Art Basics Light Texture Paste to add interest and gave the bottom section a good dose of Art Basics White Crackle paint.



As this is a high heal and the sole of the shoe is exposed, so I went in with my Papillon Tim Holtz Stamp (the large stamp with the french text) and some good old reliable UTEE. I actually really loved how this turned out!


To add extra texture I used some glass beads with Art Basics Soft Matte Gel to apply them.





Once everything was stuck - I used hot glue for most of it - the whole thing got another coat of Art Basics Black Gesso. Once dry, the magic began... Using Tim Holtz Distress Paints in Chipped Sapphire, Aged Mahogany and Seedless Preserves I applied the colour to the embellished parts, building it up in layers. As these paints are permanent I started with the darkest and layered up to the lightest.

I then dry brushed Tim Holtz Metallic Distress Paint in Tarnished Brass just hitting the raised areas to allow the colour too peek through, finally going back over with where it all started (Art Basics Black Gesso) to tidy up or knock back some places that seemed to strong.

The whole process was like playing with magic, and I heartily encourage you to try something like this, firstly it is great therapy, and secondly you will have a blast!! ;)

Hope you enjoyed visiting today, see you soon.
Hugs
Georgie xx

21 comments:

Karen Petitt said...

OMG!!! WOW!!! If I could wear heels I would so wear these Georgie - they are fab!!! Karen xx

KT Fit Kitty said...

Wowzers! FAB-u-lous! What a showpiece! Bravo, Georgie!

Elena Arts said...

wow!!!!! Georgie!!! it is so amazing!!! I love all details and color!fantastic work!!!

Linda said...

WOW!!! I so want a pair of these!!! This is amazing, I love all the detail on there ..... what a clever idea. xx

Samra Leshinski said...

WOW!!! This is mind blowing!!! Love What you did with this shoe!!! You could need to up-cycle the other shoe from that pair and sell it to a celebrity. This is super funky! Love it!!!

massofhair said...

Dare you to do that a pair of Jimmy Choos lol! These are definitely STUNNING Georgie and i do love how you have decorated them. I would wear these (in my younger days)and would keep taking them off just to admire them. So B E A U T I F U L :-) xxx

Juliz Design Post said...

Totally amazing upcycling project Georgie. Love how you decorated the underneath of the shoe for a real designer look.
Julie xx

Honorata Chorazy-Przybysz said...

The second life of this shoe is better than the first one!!! Great project!

Redanne said...

Oh my goodness Georgie, this was a genius idea and you have carried it out with amazing precision - it is a long time since I have seen something that nearly took my breath away. Huge kudos to you!! Fabulous work- stunning result...

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

WOW!!!!! That is fabulous!!!

Sue C said...

Fabulous Georgie ! Sue C x

Sara Barker said...

My Good Golly, Georgie! I love this shoe--if I had a pair I could tap my heels together and wish to be transported to Tim's studio! Absolutely word-defying upcycle on this one of a pair of shoes I would NEVER dream of wearing. Can you do this to a pair of flats for me? Seriously, Georgie, you have an amazing imagination and take the cake in creativity with this! I have several pairs of baby shoes (not mine or my kids) I've been hoarding, but somehow, I don't think I'd have the same effect! Hugs!

Brenda Perkins said...

wow!! this is amazing!! Do the other one then you must wear them!! people will be soooo jealous! xx

butterfly said...

Simply amazing - a inspired idea carried out to perfection. Congratulations on joining the team, Georgie - can't wait to see what else you create here!
Alison xx

Ruth said...

What a debut piece! Well this is so special Geoergie, I adore Finn's work and this is an absolutely stunning piece inspired by her style. Ruth x

Jaine Drake said...

Wow how fantastic is this, it makes me want to look in my daughters shoe collection for rejects (not mine I only wear pumps).

Georgie C said...

Haha, :) I must confess this isn't my shoe... being 5'8" I never wear heals, but up-cycling a ballet pump didn't have the same appeal - these were shop rejects!

Thank you everyone, for your really sweet comments :)
Hugs,
Georgie xx

A. Marie said...

Hopping over from your blog to see the other photos and boy am I glad I did. These are beyond gorgeous. My favorite part is the texture you achieved on the sole. That hint of gold just kissing it is sheer perfection. Such a beautiful shoe!

May your muse continue to shine brightly, cause she's glowing on this!

pearshapedcrafting said...

Wow! Oh most definitely wow! This is fabulous Georgie! This has to be the shoe of the year! Hugs, Chrisx

Darnell J Knauss said...

Well, my mouth is hanging open! Holy cow, Georgie, this is incredible!! You say the whole process is magic and you took the words right out of my mouth! You, my dear, are the magician!! Hugs, Darnell

Marci said...

Stunning shoe!