Painting Bride's Shoes?

posted 3 years ago in Shoes
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I think it you paint the soles, it’ll scrape off when you walk.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - parent's backyard

it will scrape off where you walk, but the part of the sole that you can see while standing / walking is also the part that is not touching the ground, so that will look good for a while. so if you’re trying to go for just a “pekaboo” look, it should be fine. but if your goal is to photograph the bottoms of the shoes, that won’t work out so well. 

I suggest first sanding the bottom with a fine grit sandpaper, and then using oil paint from an art store. it will take longer to dry (a full day or more) but it will cling to the leather better.  water based paint will peel right off. 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - parent's backyard

update: I just noticed the heels on that shoe are really low. so to be honest, I don’t think you are really going to get much of a peekaboo effect (like you would with manolo blahniks, which show so well because they’re super tall).  to be honest, I don’t think it would be worth the effort. 

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Mrs.-Dragon:  You can also take them to a shoemaker to have a thin skin of blue leather added to the sole. Check your local shoemaker first.<br /> 

The Master Cobbler <br />408.984.1591<br />790 South Winchester Boulevard<br />Suite 100<br />San Jose, California 95128<br />(Turn around time is usually 2-3 weeks)

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