Friday, August 7, 2009
Glittery Tennies by Nancy Ward
Art Glitter™ UltraFine Glitter, Silver (or color of your choice)
Art Glitter™ Dries Clear Fabric Adhesive
White canvas tennis shoes
Bic Mark-it™, Fine Point, Black (or color of your choice)
Plaid® Apple Barrel™ Acrylic Gloss Enamel, Black (or color of your choice)
Plaid® Folkart® Outdoor Gloss Sealer
Rubbing alcohol and cotton ball or alcohol swab; synthetic brushes (Round Scrubber, Angled Shaper); paper plate or large piece of scrap paper; small plastic baggie; tweezers; paper towels; drying rack for shoe laces
1. Wipe off the edges of the soles and the metal lace grommets with alcohol; set aside to dry.
2. Color the lace grommets with the black marker; color the sides of the soles with the black marker. Set aside to dry.
3. Add 1 TBL black paint and 1 tsp water to the small baggie; squeeze the bag to blend the paint/water. Place one shoe lace in the bag and zip the bag closed. Squeeze the bag so the shoe lace is completed colored. Remove the shoe lace from the bag with the tweezers. Holding the shoe lace at one end, pull it between a folded piece of paper towel to remove excess paint/water. Repeat for the second shoe lace, adding more paint/water to the bag if necessary. Set laces aside to dry.
4. Using the Angled Shaper brush, apply black paint to the inner tongue of both shoes. When dry, apply black paint to other areas of the shoes as seen in the picture. (NOTE: use another coloring design if desired.) Set aside to dry. Clean the brush.
5. Using the Angled Shaper brush, apply a thick, but even, coat of Dries Clear Fabric adhesive to the front of one shoe. Sprinkle glitter over the glue; gently shake off excess glitter onto a paper plate or piece of paper. Repeat for the second shoe.
6. Using the Angled Shaper brush, apply a thick, but even, coat of Dries Clear Fabric Adhesive to one half of one side of one shoe. Sprinkle glitter over the glue; gently shake off excess glitter onto a paper plate or piece of paper. Repeat for the other half of that side; repeat in this manner for the other side. Set aside this shoe to dry for 12 hours. Clean the brush.
7. Repeat Step 6 for the second shoe. Return excess glitter to the glitter container.
8. Turn a shoe upside down over the paper plate or scrap paper and tap the sole to remove excess glitter; repeat for the second shoe.
9. Using the Round Scrubber dry, brush glitter from the black areas of both shoes. It may be necessary to use strips of masking tape to remove remaining glitter.
10. Using the Angled Shaper, apply a thin, even coat of varnish to all glittered areas of one shoe; repeat for the second shoe. Set the shoes aside to dry overnight.
11. Apply a second coat of varnish as directed in Step 10.
12. Lace up the shoes and show them off!