Monday, March 11, 2013
A little shoe modding
I've had my American Duchess Georgiana shoes in the closet for a good long while, so this weekend when I was looking for a project to do outside I decided to finally paint them. I'd bought some Lumiere metallic green paint (#542 citrine) at Costume College last year with the idea that the metallic was subtle enough that it might look like a shot silk and I think it sort of does - a green/yellow maybe. These metallic paints are more like pearlescent colors - there is no glitter in them, just a subtle metallic glow.. I did three thin layers everywhere but the heel and tongue which I've left white; I may paint them a contrasting color and wanted to leave them blank while I looked around at some images and decided on design. I'm very happy with the pain, it was easy to work with and dried very quickly in the sunshine. I tried to apply it evenly and I think I did a decent job. The best part about shoes is everyone sees them from about 5 feet away! ;) I'm not quite done yet, I plan on gluing/sewing on some silk ribbon around the edges of the tongue and latches to mimic period shoes but pretty happy with how they turned out. The color kind of reminds me of these shoes from the met.