Saturday, 14 February 2015

New Shoes Week - Dawn Heald

Hi everyone,

It's the weekend again.....where do the days go, I'm quite pleased
 to see the afternoon lasting a little longer before getting
 dark...spring is on its way!

It's our last day of New Shoes week and Dawn
has created a really pretty little shoe for us.

Here is what Dawn said...

"My altered Paper mache shoe. I wanted to make a shoe fit for
 my young daughter, Katie. She claimed the shoe as soon as
 it arrived. I also wanted to do something different and something with no flowers. So here's my Butterfly Katie Shoe.

Cover shoe with Dreamweaver Pearlescent Embossing paste. For parts
 that need a lot of filling where surface is uneven, use white
 tissue paper over it, then blend in with more paste. I started with
 a plastic spatula then moved onto using my fingers to smooth out.
 It takes a bit of time but worth the effort. I did it in stages and 
did two layers. A tip, if paste is starting to dry to get a really smooth
 finish use a wet finger. I used a brush for the inside.

When dry, die cut swirls from double sided adhesive sheet. Stick around
 the shoe. Peel top protective layer off and cover with

 Distress Glitter.

 Press and lightly rub into sticky as the particles
 are larger. Brush excess off with a dry soft brush. Then use
 a clear iridescent glitter and sprinkle over. This catches any tiny
 patches of sticky left un-glittered. Sweep over dry brush again to
 clean shoe of excess glitter.

Next decorate shoe with clear gems as shown. Then cover with gloss 
varnish and let dry.

Stamp and emboss in silver the main butterfly stamp once and the
 small butterfly four times.
Paint butterflies with Turquoise and Magenta MixedMedia Misters
 and water. 

Cut out.

 Add to shoe as shown, along with ribbons. Then add some more gems and pearls coloured with Duck Egg Pro Marker.

The front bow is plain ribbon coloured with Pro Markers and the
 centre embellishment was made from a plain ring from a children's
 magazine a long time ago".

Well i think that is every little girls pretty!
If you would like to have a go, here is what Dawn used...

From own stash

Pearl string 
Sizzix strip die - Curls

Don't forget to let us know what you think.

Don't forget to join me for a new weekly challenge tomorrow!
Wonder what it will be??

Jane x


  1. So much shine and pinkness... a little girl's dream indeed! Love all the details and embellishments Dawn has added.

  2. wow i need some of these where can i buy them lol brilliant job again fabulous dawn xxx


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