Monday, July 8, 2013

Snazzy Summer Sneakers

I wanted to share with you a little creation I made back in the Spring.

They were such a hit.....
I decided to share with you how I made them!!

Tape off the rubber sole and side of shoes with painters tape.

Tear up a sheet of dictionary paper.
Apply “damp” dictionary paper randomly to shoes with Multi Medium. Dry

Using Template, apply 2 colors (shown Mediterranean Blue and Pretty Peridot) 
of Silk Acrylic Glaze randomly on shoe, allowing each application to dry between layers.

Ink “Cooped up Stamp” with Archival Ink and stamp randomly on shoes. 

Brayer 3rd color of Silk Acrylic Glaze (shown Spiced Pumpkin) on Craft Mat.
Dab stamp into Glaze and stamp randomly on shoes (5 times per shoe).
Dry. Dot flowers with Pearl Pen. Dry.

Spritz left over paint on Craft Mat with water and dip Seam Binding in liquid.
Dry. Tie in a large loopy bow.
Tie a large Loopy bow with Black Cord and vintage lace.

Using Tattered Floral Die, cut (2) large Velvet Flowers.
Apply Multi Medium to back of Velvet flowers while drying crumple flowers. 

Create “Flower Cluster” by layering:
Colored Loopy Bow
Vintage Lace Blow
Black Velvet Flower
Large Mesh Flower
Small Mesh Flower
Small Textured Flower

Adhere layers together with hot glue gun. Adhere “Flower Cluster” to sneaker.
Tuck black cording loopy bow at front of “Flower Cluster”.
All adhered with hot glue gun.

Remove painters tape. If desired, paint sides of shoe soles. 

Hope you enjoyed my Snazzy Sneakers!!!

Materials Used
Mini Textured Flowers ~ Salmon
Mixed Textured ~ Amber (Large Mesh Flowers)
Mixed Textured ~ Teal (Small Mesh Flowers)

Splash of Color 
Silk Acrylic Glaze:
Mediterranean Blue
Pretty Peridot
Spiced Pumpkin
Viva Colour ~ Cream Pearl Pen

The Crafter’s Workshop
Mini Cell Theory Template

Unity Stamp ~ Christy Thomlinson
Cooped Up Notes

Stampers Anonymous ~ Wendy Vecchi
Plaid Posey

Ranger/Tim Holtz
Archival Ink
Multi Medium
Craft Sheet
Tattered Floral die

Canvas Corp
Black Velvet
Black Cord

Misc Products
Stencil Brush
Hot Glue Gun
Vintage Lace


Kelly Foster said...

These are beautifuL!!! How fun!!!

Linda Cain said...

Too stinkin' cute!!!


Linda Pekrul said...

Cute! Cute! Cute!

Taniesa Vlasak said...

Wow these are beautiful!!! I need to make something like this for my daughter!

Ann English said...

You know I love these, Lynne! They were a show stopper at CKU! I so enjoyed getting to know you at CKU! Not only do you do incredibly beautiful work, you are a wonderfully kind person with a darling personality!

Ilene said...

This is great!