I've been wanting a pair of painted clogs forever! A friend gave me a pair to practice on and I finally got the chance to do it. I have a sprained ankle and should be off my feet. I could do this sitting down. I referred to Lyric Kinard's great tutorial! She explained it so simply and her painted shoes are the coolest. She used DecoColor pens but I didn't have any. I did have a lot of acrylic paints that I bought and really should use.
I will get some of the pens though, straight lines were a challenge for me.
I painted the main butterfly in the Liquitex to make an orange. Next I mixed black and a little bit of the white pearl for the black. Then I coated the whole thing in the pink iridescent interference color called whirlwind from Stewart Gill. I sprayed it with a clear coat varnish. I did a few coats and I think I'll try a flat finish next time. I used the white Elmers Painters ink marker for the dots on the wings.
Reminder ~ these are the first pair, I learned a lot about a steady hand in painting!
They're going to a friend who works in a local library. She's been busily working on our family genealogy for the past year - I can't wait to see what she has found!
Now to think about what I'll do on my pair....