Thursday, April 24, 2008


If you are wearing brown, black or white shoes you aren't having any fun! Why not spice them up with some paint? All you need are a pair of shoes, a paint brush, a small piece of sea sponge, a Krylon gold leaf pen, and some artist's acrylic paint. I like to use Lumiere" by Jacquard but any kind will get the job done. I embellished these by simply brushing off the dust and sponging them with a pearl turquoise paint. Then, I drew random designs with the gold leaf pen and added dots along the edges with the other end of that paint brush. To have shoes that make you want to dance, be sure they do NOT match. Matching is just too uptight. And, while you are at it, make sure your socks don't match either!
Go grab a pair of shoes and have some fun! Don't let me down! If you send me a photo of your shoes, I will post them right here!


Vanessa said...

Now I know not to throw out those comfy but ratty looking old shoes - sorry I did too. Next time, I'm holding on to them to jazz up.

KathyB in BR said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE those shoes! Just the picture made me laugh ! Sure would like to see more of your work. Are you in print somewhere ? Where can I catch a bit more of your creative spirit ?! Keep it up. These are wonderful.

(hey)Jude said...

HI Kathy! Thanks so much! (I do know you, yes? tee-hee) My web site address is It is also on the first page of this blog so you can just click on it. So, have you painted your shoes yet???