Monday, 29 September 2014

Let's Talk About Shoes!

Hello, Friends!
Today, I'd like you to meet Rebecca - the last (but certainly not least) member of my Creative Team.

I remember seeing Rebecca's artworks for the first time and thinking to myself that she is a walking definition of creative thinking. And when you add to that an eye for color and a true passion for art - well, that makes just THE perfect member of a Creative Team, right?
Oh, have I mentioned the sparkling personality? :)
So.... get ready to be absolutely amazed!

Hello Everyone,
I am so super excited to be sharing with you all my first project for the Finnabair Creative Team. 

Let's talk about shoes, who doesn't love shoes? Combine craft and shoes and now we have a winning combination. It is no secret, I am a bargain hunter from way back. Constantly I gravitate towards the words 'clearance' and 'special'. It is not always a benefit to be tall with large feet, however when it comes to a clearance rack size 10's are often left needing a loving home. Enter my new $5 pair of flats. 

These shoes were a blank canvas, asking for color and a bit of a spruce up, below you will see a before and after shot. 

As you can see in the below shot, Soft Gloss Gel will give your decoupaged shoes a beautiful lustre. 

Is anyone wondering whether or not these shoes will be ok if they get wet?
To answer, yes they will be fine.  As Soft Gloss Gel is water based it will be permanent after drying and will resist water. However, yes, there is a however.
It is not recommended you go outside in torrential rain or go jumping in puddles (really for the same reason you would not put your varnished furniture outside). Decoupaged shoes should be cleansed with a wet cloth, certainly not washed. 

My YouTube tutorial will show you step by step how to create a pair of arty shoes yourself.

Products Used

Would love to see you all give it a try. Please think twice before throwing out those old shoes, maybe they just need a little upcycling?

I wish you all a very happy and creative day.

~ Rebecca ~

Anyone who'd like to see more of Rebecca's creativity - head over to her blog for some truly beautiful art. You can also follow her art adventures on facebook.


Carole Dion said...

WOW! Nice it's a funny and very good idea....put creativity and recyling our things...That's brillant! I like the print of the paper it's beautiful.Bravo!

IrinaR said...


Scrapthat said...

They look much more jazzy!! TFS and awesome job!!

Win Dinn said...

Wowza! Great job on what was a lacklustre pair of shoes...I'd wear them anywhere!

Gemma Maggs said...

Wow, I would never have thought of's amazing, the shoes are gorgeous. I'm definitely going to try this out...xx

Michele Mathews said...

Great idea!!Love them!!

Sue Marrazzo said...

so so AWESOME!

Linda M. Cain said...

You DEFINTITELY rocked this one, girl! WOW!


Kris S said...

Such a cute blog/website:) Love the shoes on the latest post:)

Lisapmac said...

Wow absolutely amazing, from drab to fab :-) x

Naomi said...

What am amazing project, fantastic.

Bernie Simmons said...

Love this, x what a fantastic idea x

barbara macaskill said...


aquablues said...

WOW! These are creatively awesome. LOVE the pattern and your detail on the bow is perfect. Thanks for the super idea.

Ellen said...

I pinned the altered shoes....what an inspiration!! Here is the pin number to my Creativity Knows no Boundaries

It also automatically tweeted as well.

Ellen from Vintique Jools

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