Monday, July 8, 2013

Tattoo Shoes

I really am having fun with the shoe decorating this month.
You should go and check out the fun at STAEDTLER's Facebook page and see the other designers creations as they come in. It's been a hoot!

I was inspired to make these tattoo shoes because I happened to browse through Jenny Hart's Sublime Stitching book. She has included hundreds of very cool retro transfers. Her blog's pretty sweet too! I modeled my birds from hers and sketched them onto the blank untreated canvas runner with my STAEDTLER pencil.

Then I filled in the shapes with some STAEDTLER Marsgraphic 3000 double ended layout markers.

Sprayed the shoes completely, let them dry and sprayed them again with Scotch Gard fabric protector spray. I let the second coat dry for a couple of hours before the next step.

Last I sat down with my black STAEDTLER fine tip Lumocolor marker and outlined everything. Then I decided to stipple some shading in there too. 

I really really hope you all try altering a pair of shoes for yourselves.
So much fun!!!
Hope you share what happens, we'd LOVE to see!