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July 30, 2013

Mixed Media Altered Shoes

I've altered many things over the years, but never shoes.  So why now you ask?  This month the STAEDTLER Design Team was challenged to alter a pair of White Gym shoes using STAEDTLER products.

I can't draw to save my life, and tired a number of different ways to alter the shoes, so after many layers and attempts at altering, I decided to go the artsy route with something that was more me.

Here's a few steps I used to create my shoes, with directions below

Prime your shoes with a layer of Gesso.

Scribble STAEDTLER Mars Graphic Markers onto a Gelli Arts Plate

Spritz Gelli Plate with Water

Smash shoe onto Gelli plate, repeat as desired.

Once dry, stamp images onto shoes using Archival Ink, then apply Gesso through the Just a Trace Tiny Ornament Stencil for added interest.

Be sure to spray your shoes with Krylon Fixative in order to seal your artwork, so it does not run off

Stamps - Art Gone Wild
Ink - Ranger Black Archival
Other - Krylon Fixative, Gelli Arts Plate, Spritz Bottle, STAEDTLER Mars Graphic Markers, Gesso, Foam Brush, Just a Trace Tiny Dangle Stencil

Thanks for stopping by!
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Krisha said...

Very Chic!! Good job!!

Desire Fourie said...

Awesome project and those shoes will definitely turn heads.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

peggy gatto said...


Words and Pictures said...

Totally cool! What an inspiration...
Alison x

soggystamper said...

I love those shoes, Lisa! They must have been very fun to create and wear.
Sue Erickson

Suzanne C said...

Very fun! Love the colors and the stencil touches!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Ahhhhhhhhh, what next? We have DESIGNER shoes!! Love them!! (worth more if they are signed, so sign away GF)

Deborah Frings said...

I think these shoes are fabulous - just imagine how much they would cost in a designer store!!! Brilliant idea!

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