Hey there Thursday crafters!
I have an idea for you for either refreshing shoes that you already own or decorating a new pair to better suit your amazing personality. This is a project that is good for any kind of shoe with a stiff, smooth exterior – so it works quite well with heels and with hard shelled flats. This is a tutorial from PSHeart that is fairly simple (although a little time consuming) to do, but the result is super awesome and can be done for a lot less than what it would cost to find shoes painted or made with this type of fabric.
You really will only need some of your favourite comic books, some Mod Podge, some scissors, a glue brush and a pair of hard shelled shoes. It’s recommended that you use a shoe that isn’t flexible so that you don’t get cracks in your work from movement.
Your first step is to cut out your favourite scenes from your comic book – making sure that you don’t cut pieces that are bigger than a couple of inches so that everything can be attached without folding – and be ready with your Mod Podge and brush.
You will need to put a layer of mod podge on the back side of the clipping that needs to be glued down, and press it down onto the shoe so it is smooth. Either trim the edges or fold them over the shoe so they’re not sticking up, and then brush your mod podge over the outside of the pasted comic/shoe. Continue this process until your shoes are covered, and then let them dry.
Once your work is dry, you will need to do a couple more coats of the glue, letting the shoes dry between each application. You may want to consider getting glittery Mod Podge for your exterior coats, and to waterproof your shoes a little better, I would even recommend spraying them with a sealant to make sure that your work won’t be ruined by moisture. If you’re going to do this, I would stuff the inside of your shoe with paper, to keep the spray from getting on the inside.
If you’re feeling really ambitious and have extra bows, stones, glitter, words or flowers that you want to glue on, then you can do that at the ery end. And voila! You’re done and have these super cool, personalized shoes.