Thursday, October 09, 2014

Shoe Talk

I bought this great pair of men's boots at Forever 21.  I roughed them up a bit with sandpaper to prepare them for decoupage.  I used Liquitex Matte Medium to paint the surface of the boot, then add the text in small sections.  I will wear these boots and display them in my booth at Quilt Market to show off my new line!

This was just so fun using the "rainbow" color way of my new line of fabric "Heart and Soul Sisters" by Hoffman Fabrics

I have this pair of Allegria's that I don't often wear, so I set them aside for the decoupage process.

I painted the outside the shoe with Liquitex Gesso

Just like the boots, I brushed on the matte medium and small piece of fabric to create these shoes.  I used the "Daisy" color way from my new line.  I love the colors - pink, orange, and lime green!

Boots and shoes displayed on my 'Happy Dance' art quilt

side of boot with a clear message

other side 'be true to yourself'

So I don't forget who I am

another view

Remember who you are

The shoes, finished!  These are also going to Quilt Market with me!  They have about 5-6 coats of Liquitex Gloss Medium over the top to make them really shiny. Beautiful, but not waterproof.

Da Boots.  BTW, I will be teaching a Shoe Talk class at Art & Soul in Portland next year!


  1. I just love the way you've individualised your shoes. Do they wear well or are they more for display?

  2. Amazing footwear! Unique and delightful fabric. You WILL be a hit!

  3. These are cool and I want to give it a try. Can you suggest a product to seal them with to make them waterproof?

  4. Shoe art ! Very cool !

  5. Your previous posts introduced me to Allegria shoes, & I love my black & white zigzag shoes. Thanks! What magenta paint did you use to hide the white Gesso covered stitching holding the shoe to the sole?

  6. Curious why you used gesso this time. I painted some leather tennis shoes with Stewart Gill paints, and now everyone at church is wearing wild shoes... Wish I could wear something with high tops, maybe some day.. but still putting off surgery, as most of the time not in pain.. Looks like you are doing wonderfully, and love the shoes! Have fun in Houston.. I have a quilt in the 500 Traditional quilts.. first time!

  7. I love how you can turn your fabric into the most amazing pieces of functional art. Love the shoes, very clever

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