Introduction: Glitter Shoes for Beauty and the Beast Theamed Wedding
One of my best friends had a beauty and the beast themed wedding. For the reception she wanted a pair of glittered Converse low tops. And me being the person who says "why buy it I can make that" decided to take on the challenge.
I also made the silver glitter shoes for the bridesmaids.
*brand new pair of Converse low tops white
*Pencil and sharpie
*Multipack of the glitter various colors
Step 1: Template
The very first thing that I did after buying the shoes in her correct size was to make a template. Mainly to be able to gage exactly where parts of the drawing would fit on the shoe (because it is an awkward shape).
I just traced the shoe on a piece of scrap paper. Then drew out the image on the template
Step 2: Drawing on the Shoes
Next with a pencil I drew the image on the shoe free hand. Drawing lightly and going very slow. Once the initial drawing was completed I then went over my pencil lines with a fresh sharpie (in order to have the cleanest lines possible)
Step 3: Watercolor
Due to the amount of different colors of glitter I would be using. I decided to first paint the canvas of the shoe with watercolor. Therefore only needing one layer of glitter and not accidentally contaminating the colors in the process.
Step 4: Glitter!!!
Then came the glitter. With the smallest paintbrush I had I laid it down a thin layer of mod podge. And lightly sprinkled the needed color of glitter on top. One color at a time. Letting each color dry completely before moving on to the next. The last color to be used was black for all of the and the stained glass.
Step 5: Finishing It Up
The last thing I had to do was to seal the shoes so that there was no glitter flaking off on the dance floor. For this I just used a satin mod lodge in two layers.
Step 6: Wedding Time
My friend absolutely loved them for her wedding. People are asking her where she got them all night long. And it meant a lot to me that I was able to create something so unique for her special day.
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