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!!! :)
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.
I cracked into my Finnabair trinkets, Vintage Mechanicals: Flowers (Large), Flowers (Small), Bottle Caps, Mini Roman Numerals, Plate and Label, Mini Brads. Plus some Tim Holtz: Word Bands, Mirrored Stars, Keyholes and intertwined them all with a flower vine.
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.