I have wanted Doctor Who shoes for so long.
I am sure you'll want them as well!
(even my 4 year old son asked if we could paint some "not girl" shoes for him)
I decided to go with a mismatched look...one side the Tardis,
the other complete with bowtie!
Bowties ARE cool!
Here's what I did.
I found some plain jane shoes at the thrift store.
I went high end on this...ha ha, actually they did end up costing almost 10 bucks!
Well, whatever...they were perfect for what I envisioned.
You might have the perfect pair of shoes in your closet right now!
Plain. Safe. Old lady-ish.
so you'll need shoes...any shoes should work.
(obviously canvas shoes would be great for painting...
but these faux leather ones worked like a charm!)
Spray paint/paint and fabric medium
plastic bags/painters tape
Paint brushes/pallet of somekind
Fabric, hot glue/gun for bowtie
Clear coat sealer spray
Prep the shoes for painting!
I used painters tape and taped the inside edge of the shoes...
filled them with plastic bags and then taped across the top.
I also taped up the bottom edges, because I didn't want to
paint the bottoms...and it gives it that professional "store bought" look.
I took them out to the garage and spray painted them.
Very light coats. I didn't want drips or cracking.
I did about 3 light coats and that gave me perfect coverage.
You could just paint them rather than spray...but
the spray paint gives them a nice, even finish...perfect!
Allow the paint to dry to the touch and remove the tape and plastic.
Then let them dry/cure for about 48 hours.
I used craft acrylic paints mixed with a little fabric medium,
which wasn't necessary.
I used a picture of the tardis for reference but still wanted a sort of
sketchy rendition...so I free handed it.
I used a white pen to mark the places for the windows...
but I nicked it too...you can see where the paint wore off...so be careful!
I was watching "Blink" during this...The Angels have the Phone box!
And the Police Public Call Box was just
freehand painted right on the black strip.
The suit shoe.
I used one of my Valentines to freehand the suit.
I mixed my paint on some wax paper.
I didn't want it to look quite as pink as his shirt...
Added the jacket lapels and sort of a sketchy tweed sports jacket look.
As well as some buttons in white...with some gray shadows.
Now, take those to your spray painting landing pad and clear coat them.
This will keep them in pristine shape.
Allow them to cure again about 48 hours.
Now for the bowtie.
They are cool and really complete the look of the suit shoe.
I bought 10 for $5 from Amazon
Looks like I'll be making more shoe clips soon!
I used about an 8 by 6 inch rectangle...
Fold it over like a tube and hot glue it together.
Scrunch up the center...and hot glue it in place.
front and glue it on the backside.
I hot glued the shoe clip in place and then
tacked it on with needle and thread.
I went ahead and made 2.
They are shoe clips after all and are removable and usable on other shoes!
Perfect. Bowties are cool.
The bow just clips on the edge of the shoe, not harming the paint!
See, the COOLEST shoes ever!
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