I guess I am hard on shoes, or I just wear them until the completely die. Like my other pairs of shoes, these where looking a little sad:( and in desperate need of a face lift. I then decided to add a touch of gold leaf, to make them happy and shine again.
Here are a couple of shots of the poor, pitiful things.
Things you need
- Gold leaf kit $8.00 at Michaels
- Wax paper
- Old shoes
First , clean your shoes with a clean cloth and a little water. Dry them really well.
Then with a brush, I brushed on the adhesive where I wanted the gold leaf to stick.
Let that sit for 30 minutes~ at least.
(Yes, you have to)
lay a piece of leaf over the toe and use your brush to smooth it down,
and/ or to get rid of all the excess gold.
If you have any places where the gold didn't stick, for heavens sake, DON"T panic, just go over it with the glue again, let it sit for 30 minutes , and reapply your gold leaf
until you get the desired look you want.
( do not use Water based sealer such as mod podge,)
it has to be a oil based one..
Let dry over night
and then, they are ready to wear.
Another pair of shoes rescued.
Other shoes I have rescued are below.
Just click on the word, HERE, under the picture,
and it will take you to how i did it.
Have a Wonderful Friday!
Lots of <3,