Hi Colour Blast Lovelies,
Today I am sharing a little off the page project with you an Altered Pointe Ballet Shoe. I am not a dancer but I love ballet. A few years ago I had an idea to alter a ballet shoe. I got a bit excited and bought four or five pairs. So, I am slowly making my way through altering them.
Here is my Shoe....
And this is my process:
I started with a blank shoe and covered it in a layer of Apple of My Eye Colour Paste. I applied it using a paint brush. Colour Paste is really sticky and you don't need to prepare your surface in anyway before adding the colour. It just sticks beautifully.
I left it to dry naturally so that it wouldn't bubble or blister like Colour Paste tends to do when you hit it with a heat gun. This is what it looked like when it dried.
When it was completely dry, I added some stamping using a permanent ink. This is important as I am adding more wet mediums and I don't want the ink to react.
Once I was happy with my stamping, I coloured the flower using some Colour Paste in Sunshine and Bling. I applied the colour roughly using a thin paint brush. I left it rough for a bit of texture and visual interest.
This is what the flowers looked like when they were dry.
To the inside of the shoe I added layers of tissue paper applied using Decoupage glue. Once the base (inside and out) was dry, I went to town gluing on flowers.
I added a photo and some stamping on the inside and my shoe is finished. I will be gifting this to the ballerina in the photo.
Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you enjoyed this project.