Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Seahawk fever!

Love my Seahawks!!! We are Super Bowl bound!

Seattle is the best place to be this time of year!  There is blue and green EVERYWHERE! Seattle love's their Hawks!  I may or may not have the FEVER!

Just a little somethin' I made for myself. Yes, I made some vinyl decals to dress up these puppies!  A little glue, glitter and Shelac and BAM!   (Tutorial Below)

So you want to make your own glitter shoes?  Here's how. (Smooth material works best.)

-If you are going to apply a decal to your shoe, make sure it is exterior grade vinyl. (AND I can help you that! :)   

-Clean the surface of the shoe with rubbing alcohol to remove any residue or dirt. (Just the area where you will be applying the vinyl.) Next, apply your decal.

Time to add the bling!

-Grab some EXTERIOR Modge Podge and apply it with a small paint brush. Work with ONE area at a time.  If you are doing multiple colors it is best to work with one color at a time so that your colors don't get mixed.  I used 2 different sized brushes.  A really fine one to go around the decals and a larger one for the open areas. Take care not to get glue on the decal.  If you do just wipe it of with a Q-tip.  Don't fret if you find glitter stuck to the decal, you can carefully scrape it off with your nail.  DO NOT apply your decal on top of the glitter.  IT WON'T STICK!

-Once you apply your glue, sprinkle your glitter over the area.  BE SURE YOU HAVE A PAPER TO CATCH THE EXTRA GLITTER. (This way you can pour the excess glitter back in the jar to use again.)

-Move to the next area that will be the same color and repeat.  Do this until you have completed all of the areas that you want to cover with your first color. 

-Repeat with each color.

-Let the Modge Podge dry overnight and seal it the next day with shellac.

Viola!  Custom glitter shoes!

1 comment:

  1. You are so fun! And I'm sure you could sell these at an expensive cost . . . if the women who buy $5,000 Superbowl tickets only knew! (I don't know how much it costs for a stadium ticket to the Superbowl, but you get my point!)