Thursday, July 5, 2012

There's No Place Like Home - With Trudy


Hi Everyone!
Hope you have all recuperated from your Independence Day activities. :)

True :D here and it's my turn to share a sparkly project with you.

A couple of weeks ago, my brother-in-law Bobby and sister-in-law Diane came to visit from Oregon. One of Di's best friends asked her to bring her back a ruby slipper from Kansas. You know...like the ruby slipper Dorothy wore in The Wizard of Oz. 
Well, we went to several different gift shops in a couple of towns, and even a museum gift shop, but couldn't find a singe ruby slipper.
My motto as a crafter is "If you can't find it, make it!"
So that is just what I did!


First, I sculpted a slipper out of oven-bake clay, baked it, then painted it with acrylic paints.


Next, working an area at a time, I coated it with Designer Dries Clear adhesive then D52 Rockettes Dazzlers. I filled in the spaces with  #119 Cranberry Ultra -fine Opaque glitter.
I added a glitzy red bow and a gem brad and voila! One Ruby slipper coming right up!


I got a "thank you" note from my sister-in-law's friend the other day and she said she will cherish it forever. How sweet! :)

You know...I think this would work great on real shoes too if you ever need to glitz them up for a special occasion.  :)

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Thanks so much for stopping by today!

I would ♥LOVE♥ to know what you think about my ruby slipper! :)

9 comments:

  1. I love it!! Carole Lassak would just love this too!

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  2. Wow True! Love that ruby slipper!

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  3. Wow that slipper is just amazing!!! You really have such great talent Trudy!!!!

    Hugs,
    Jo

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  4. Fabulous ruby slipper and you are just too clever to have sculpted, painted and glittered it. Great storytime activity if I use those clear plastic wedding shower shoes I saw at the craft store. Mahalo for the idea.

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  5. that is fantastic, who wouldn't want this little treasure, thanks for sharing, hugs

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  6. How cool that you could make one!! I'm surprised there weren't any in the stores near you? Perhaps you should make and market these? ;)

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