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Friday, June 6, 2014

Star Wars C3PO and R2D2 Painted Shoes!

Star Wars C3PO and R2D2 Painted Heels!
Yes--these are the shoes you are looking for!
 Who doesn't want mismatched droid shoes???
Okay, well at least any Star Wars fan would want some...
Who isn't a Star Wars fan???
 I love the way these turned out!  Total Geek Chic!
The perfect pair!
C3PO and R2D2 Painted Shoes!
 Here's some shoes I found at Goodwill.
A color I would never wear...and pretty worn.
Some cuts and scuffs, but no biggy.
Jedi Mind Trick.
I used 2 colors of Rub 'n Buff for these droids.
Gold Leaf and Silver Leaf (not pictured)
AMACO sent me these 5 tubes to try out and review...I love them
 so much I went to Hobby Lobby and picked up 3 other colors!
They run about $5.50 each.  (less if you use a coupon)
Way worth it...I barely used any!
They work great for so many surfaces too...if you want to
change the finish on all your cabinet hardware...easy!
If you want to steampunk out your plastic guns...easy!
Update shoes...piece of cake!
I wore a latex glove and just rubbed gold leaf Rub 'n Buff all over one shoe.
It was hard to get into the crevices...but a disposable brush or cotton swab helps!
And Silver Leaf all over the other!
Let them sit about 15 minutes.
Then take a super soft cloth and rub them in a circular motion until they shine!
Rub 'n Buff is a wax paint, so it's like waxing a car...
Then let them dry overnight.
(It ended up being a little longer, but they were dry overnight)
Now for the detail painting...just use a picture for reference!
You can see mine's not exact...
I just used black craft paint...the cheap stuff,
and roughly sketched the designs I wanted right onto the shoe.
I'm not too careful, I like the whimsical sketched look rather than
the whole perfectionist thing.

 Let the black paint dry.
Filled in the blue!
Added the red
Finishing touches with silver for highlights.
Let them dry, spray them with clear coat spray...dry overnight!
Then put them on and rock the droids!

Subtle droid-like inspiration...but people notice them!
If only I had these on May 4th...
I love painting shoes!
Have you ever tried it before???

Here's some other ones I did and love!

Doctor Who Shoes!

TARDIS Blue with Bows!

Rub 'n Buff is awesome!
What will you try it on?
 I'm giving away 1 tube of Gold Leaf Rub 'N Buff to one lucky reader!
Enter here:

This post published on Doodlecraft first


Leah said...

The shoes look fabulous. My favorite rubbed item though are those steam punk guns. They look awesome! I would definitely do that.

Fedara said...

I think I would like to someday attempt a steampunk version of a Dalek. Sure, it might only be a foot tall or so, but you have to start somewhere. ;)

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