Sunday, August 28, 2011
Follow the yellow brick road
I was going to try and finish my dress yesterday but then the weather turned out glorious. I didn't much feel like sewing a wool dress while the sun was shining so, instead, I did something that had been on my to do list for a while. Glittery shoes! I have wanted to try covering a pair of shoes in glitter ever since I saw the tutorial on Rhia' s blog, Evil Dressmaker. I sat on the deck in the sun (gotta get that vitamin D) with some paint, glitter and glue. It was like being back at primary school. Playing with glitter was just as fun as I remember.
I was going to give these brogues to the op shop because I don't really wear brown shoes but I thought they would be perfect for covering with glitter. I had to paint them red first so the brown didn't show through.
I did four layers of the glue and glitter letting each layer dry before doing the next. They dried really quickly because it was so sunny.
I added some ribbon as laces.
The picture below is closer to the true colour. I love the way they turned out. I want a pair in every colour.