Sunday, 14 April 2013

Shoe Painting; Floral Vines

 Hi everyone!
I've bought new toys recently! Something I wanted for a really long time now.

and with that, comes a new project :
 My newly hand-painted shoes!
I am so excited to wear them for the first time after being painted!
Here's how the project started...
 My new but not-so-new shoes. I wore them several times when I went to China. Didn't have other shoes to 'waste' then. I didn't bother washing them before applying extra paint on, I was too lazy to do so.
 Fully white plain shoes.
 with the help of some of my new babies (there were more colours like green, etc.), I manage to paint my shoes to my likings. I mixed these 2 colours above to get the result of an orange-pink shade which I absolutely love. I was afraid that I couldn't mix the same colour, but apparantly, everything went pretty well.
 So, I started painting the border lines.
 See those pale beige flower petals? I actually painted them on wrongly. I wanted to leave the sides white, but I was too excited with the new toys and messed it up. It was actually the darker orange-pink shade, but I painted 2 coats of beige & white over them and it looked much better.
 One of the shoes painted in the darker shade.
 and now BOTH !
I was really happy with the progress! Yay!
 *just showing of my toys*
 A pink shade (red + white) was mixed and painted on to match the orange-pink shade painted previously.
I think it looks pretty good. Now, I just got to add the vines and the leaves!
 What is paint without different shades?
 The lefty and the righty of the shoes. I didn't make them 100% alike. If I did so, I'd probably die from trying. Haha! Besides, art should be free flowed. *claps hand*
I mixed blue and yellow to get green. Occasionally adding white or black for the lighter or darker shade. My set of fabric paint has a bottle of green, but it was more of a dirty green colour I didn't really like. So I mixed my own shade instead.
and TADAA! This is how the shoes turned out! Woooo!! So happy to have them!
I'm thinking of painting and selling shoes (for I love them so), but shoe sizes are such a huge headache. 
Should I, or should I not sell painted shoes?

Leave me a comment, or email me at ! (:
Other than that, do also check out my Facebook for more handmade crafts! Many of them are to be for sale, and custom made orders are also accepted. So yeah. Hope to hear from you soon!


  1. You can have it on an order-only basis, that way you won't be wasting resources. :D

    1. Yeah (: Was thinking to do so, but still need to show more samples first. Probably make more shoes for myself as samples :P haha!!