Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Painted Shoes for Customer

I just shipped off another pair of hand-painted Z-Coil shoes for a Texas customer.  She liked some of the ones she saw on my blog, and wanted something similar.

The Z-Coils that she sent me were black, and she wanted a light grey, so they first had to be over-painted.  This took a base coat, 3 coats of light grey, and after the artwork was done in black ink, 3 sheer coats of sealer.  Each step is not difficult (except the artwork), just time-consuming ... because each coat has to be completely dry before another coat can be added.  I think they turned out nicely.

Side view ... oops, I forgot to put the sole liners back in before taking the pictures!

I like the Z-Coil logo, so I recreated it on the heels.

Front view,  masked for sealant application.  (The camera flash blew out some of the detail on the front, but the base color is truer than in the other pictures.)

The finished shoes.  She should have them in a few days, I hope she likes them!

(In case you're wondering, the shoes say:  "Tragically Cool & Incredibly Hip"; and "Awaiting Additional Inspiration.")

19 comments:

  1. OMG! Those are fabulously awesome!

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  2. You are so talented! I'm sure she'll love the shoes.

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    1. Sharon, you are my biggest supporter ... thank you!

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    2. She does! They're mine! :o)

      Alison K.

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    3. Hey, Alison, thanks for Commenting! I'm so glad you love the shoes with your special artwork on them. They were lots of fun for me to do.

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  3. They are fabulous! I'm glad we got to see your pair to know how really wonderful they are.

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  4. I love the light gray with black linework.

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  5. These are incredible! I love the doodles on them, what fun!!

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    1. Thanks, Norma ... the doodles are similar to ZenTangles ... my own version.

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  6. Hi Linda! These shoes are amazing! Thanks for stopping by my blog. :0) I just found you through the Voodoo Cafe this morning, and I LOVE what you do! Congrats on your win!!!!!

    I've added you to the sidebar of my blog so I can keep up with all your creativity.

    It's so nice to meet you.
    :0)

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    1. Thanks, Angela! You'd think I'd won the lottery, I was so excited to win Ricë's overdyed jacket. I've added your blog to my Google Reader too ... you have some gorgeous work there! (So fun to find new art friends.)

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  7. HI there!!! Just found you thru Voodoo Cafe this morning! Just love the shoes! What detail! What type of pen did you use to go over the paint that well? Incredible! Hugs! deb

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    1. Hi Deb, thanks for the Comment! I usually use a Pitt Artist's Pen for the artwork, but it depends on both the art and the surface. I'll pretty much try anything, LOL!

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  8. What type of paint did you use on the shoes and the type of sealant. I have purse that is need of a revamp. The purse is leather.

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    1. Suzy, you can use almost any type of good-quality acrylic paint. The sealant I use is Pledge with Future Shine. Be sure the paint is completely dry before sealing.

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  9. oh man! these are insanely awesome!

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