13 April 2010

Lindolina's swap and my new shoes

I am not blogging lately...But I have been crafting, I promise!

First, let me show you what Lindolina made for me. This box is perfect for storing my business cards. I love it!!! And the bracelet looks even better on my hand!


Now, let's move on something else that I have been happy about lately. I wanted to try and paint shoes before but never had the courage to do it. And I finally did it. Bought new and cheep leather shoes and when I say cheap, I mean cheap - 2 Euros!!!! I like them but didn't like the color.


For this "makeover" I used black and gold textile color. To be honest I used textile color because I didn't know what else I could use . This choice seemed smart at that time and it turned out even better that I expected.
This process meant applying the color on the shoe 4-5 times until I was happy with the result. After each coat of paint I brushed the shoe with a towel. If you try it you will be getting worried about brushing the paint off. But trust me this is OK and you are on the right path.


You will notice that after applying each coat of paint you can see the brush strokes. Whipping the paint with a towel will make them disappear but at the same time some of amount of paint will remain on the shoe. So as I said, after 4-5 coats of paint you will be happy with the result.

10 comments:

Tanema said...

i love it!

misha said...

What an idea - to paint shoes! Your imagination and creativity are endless!

cleo said...

Ova ideja je fenomenalna. .sviđa mi se. .

bensedin art said...

Bravo za ideju! Mislim da možeš cipele da farbaš i sa akrilnim bojama (to mi je u planu, pa ću preneti iskustvo)!

honeysuckle said...

Wow, te cipele super izgledaju! Kao da su kupljene takve. Dobra ti je kombinacija, black&gold.

Villa-loredana said...

Hello dear, thanks for passing by, as you say "maybe you haven't a green finger", but you have a golden hands and we see the results. Compliments for the nice present from Lindolina. Regards. Loredana.

Hobbygåsa said...

What a beautiful box, and the bracelet to! Great idea to paint your shoes - no need for new one just because you are tired of the color :-)

Sandra said...

viš' vraga - nisam ni znala da je moguče obojiti cipele!
Sad, kad me muž bude gnjavio ima da mu njegove cipele za posao obojim u lila, pa nek si čovjek dobro razmisli kad me sljedeči put bude zezao!

Drangulije said...

eee super pokloncici.. a ovo za bojenje cipela je odlicna idejica :)

Šestinčanka said...

Odlična ideja. Izgledaju kao nove. Nasmijala me Sandra sa svojim komentarom, nesmije joj se čovjek zamjeriti. Opaka je.