Post # 1
As if I didn’t have enough of the wow factor…I think I want to do DIY glitter soles.
I’ve had a red dress custom made and I love it! Before having a RED dress I bought an ivory dress and wanted something colorful. That resulted in me making a very colorful/multicolor brooch bouquet. Since getting a red dress I have toned down the bouquet a little to have more gold tone in it, but it still has a bit of color.
I have gold shoes from chinese laundry. I love the shoes. I don’t wear heels, at all, so I’m so suprised by how comfy they are given a 4″ heel height. I also love the straps on them. I don’t know how but glitter soles popped into my head.
I have seen so many beautiful glitter soles done by fellow bees I’m hooked on the look.
Ok, so, Red dress, brooch bouquet, gold heels…what color glitter???
I’m thinking either red (I’ll try to find a glitter as close to the dress color as possible). Or something more subtle like ivory or silver.
Here is my dress and I photoshopped the soles of my shoes.
What color do you think would be best
Post # 3
Red would look fantastic!
Post # 4
I vote for red glitter!
Your dress is AMAZING btw!!
Post # 5
Yes, definitely red glitter, and oh my gosh, your dress is stunning!
Post # 6
- Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016
Definitely red glitter! (: Stunning dress!!
Post # 7
While red is the most popular vote, I decided to go with silver glitter. Since we are “eloping” I will wear my red dress for the brief ceremony and photos. Then we’ll go out to dinner for which I have a beautiful blush color Sue Wong dress. The silver and gold combo will match perfectly with the sue wong dress and go well with the red dress. The silver glitter will be more versatile.
These were really easy to do. And now I want to decoupage glitter EVERYTHING!
I bought a 2 oz. pack of extra fine glitter and thought maybe it wouldn’t be enough, so I bought a second pack. FYI I used less than 2 oz. So for any other bees out there that want to do this it is not necessary to buy a huge pack of glitter for $10+.
I used Mod Podge Gloss Finish sealer. Mod Podge also has an “outdoor” version which I was tempted to get thinking it would be more durable. But it didn’t say what type of finish it had (gloss or matte) so I went with the basic. I used about a fifth of an 8oz package.
1. Tape off (with masking or painters tape) the side of the shoes where you don’t want the glitter.
2. Mix the glitter with mod podge. The more glitter the better.
3. With a sponge brush apply first layer of glitter glue. I let it dry about an hour in between layers. I did a total of 3 layers and then touched up any spots. After the layers of glitter glue I did one layer of just plain mod podge.
4. Peel off tape. I still found some glitter that crept through the tape. I used a razor blade (exacto knife) to carefully cut/trim excess glitter on the side of the shoes
What do you think?
Also, here is my Sue Wong dinner dress