This Really Isn't Kansas Anymore!

Paint your shoes to spruce them up. We are going to go Dorothy one better with her plain red shoes. We'll use the whole color wheel. Who knows where you might go when you click these heels together.

a pair of light colored shoes
various colored permanent markers with medium or large tips
fine tip permanent black marker
gold or silver leaf markers

Wipe the shoes with acetone to remove any protective coating. Make a checkerboard stripe with a black marker near the toes. Draw a heart toward the arch of the foot. Fill in blocks of color. Outline the blocks in black. Use a small black marker to add patterns such as spirals and dots to the color blocks. A gold or silver leaf marker adds a little bling. Jimmy Choo eat your heart out.
You can reapply the color to refresh the shoes. I've had a pair that I painted two years ago. I recolor them from time to time. They still look good.

I didn't put a protective coat of wax on my shoes as I was afraid that the solvent in the wax would smear the markers and it didn't seem necessary. You might try it in an inconspicuous place if you want.


3rdEyeMuse said...

what a brilliant idea! thank you. :)

Cindy @ Chalk it Up! said...

I knew you had more terrific projects up your sleeve that's way I put a link on my blog!:) I don't want to miss any.

I love it!

Lola Lana said...

Well, Wow! So very cool!

Gail said...

Thanks Cindy, I do have many, many more projects up my sleeve. Stay tuned!

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