The Wedding Shoes – part 2

27 07 2010

Here is step 2 of the customized wedding heels.

I have masked off the satin with tape. Usually I would use low-tack painters tape, but since I didn’t have any, I used sellotape. This still works but you run the risk of leaving sticky goop behind on the fabric.  Trim off any excess tape with your scalpel making sure all the edges are covered where you don’t want paint.

Next paint a base coat. I have used white as I want the purple to be bright and vibrant. If you are wanting a more muted look, try grey or black as your base coat. Apply the paint in a thin even layer avoiding lumps and using brush strokes that all go in the same direction. You can always apply a second base coat if you need to but it is difficult to get an uneven surface to look good, so resist the tempation to slap the paint on thick. Allow to dry and buff with an emery board to smooth out any blemishes.

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