Post # 1
Hey ladies! I’m just here to share the gifts I got for my bridesmaids! I gave them to them last week and they totally loved it! I’m so excited to see them wearing them on the big day. I made all of these myself. 🙂
I know its a it early to give them their gifts (I am not getting married until Sept.) but I wanted them to have them while we were buying bridesmaid dresses (so that they could see them on with the dress) Each girl has a different personality so I hand painted each shoe to relflect their interests. I wanted to give them a gift that they could wear forever, not just at my wedding.
Anyway, I hope you enjoy!
Post # 3
These are awesome! you did a great job!
Post # 4
im thoroughly impressed! you could make a killing doing custom work and selling these!!
Post # 5
wow so colorful. I love them. awsome job.
Post # 6
Umm I would totally buy these from you if you opened an Etsy shop! Let us know if you ever do.
Post # 8
So cool! You need an Etsy shop 😀 I want a pair!!
Post # 9
@Jamiezilla: I actually have one! but for wedding invitations! lol. I’ve been considering opening another for these sometime soon 🙂
Post # 10
These are amazing! How long did it take you to custom design them and also, what kind of paint/markers/ink did you use? Was the shoe material leather?
Those are epic!
Post # 11
@tibbets: The whole group took me a few months, of just working on them an hour here and there when i had time. Total, each shoe took maybe 10-12 hours? A good portion of that was waiting for stuff to dry! I designed them mostly on my computer and then i bought one of those dissapearing ink markers (that you use to mark fabric, and the ink will eventually come out on its own) and used that to make sketches on the shoes, then drew over them.
The shoes were not leather. The flats were a fake leather of some type and i actually found them harder to paint (i ended up smudging them a lot easier). The heels were some sort of synthetic material, which I was told was the best to use. The paint was Jacquard, which is a fabric paint and I used Pelikan Technoliners for the black lines. Both of which you can buy on dickblick.com. After you paint and draw on the shoes, you have to heat set them, so you can either toss them in the dryer for like 10 mins (and deal with the noise) or you can use a blow dryer for just as long. Then I used two coats of clear matte acrylic sealer to seal the shoes. Then you are done! lol. Supposedly, when you heat set then use the sealer on top, the shoes become pretty darn permanent.
Post # 12
These are AMAZING!
I second what everyone else has said, you should totally open up an Etsy shop!
Post # 13
Those are fierce! Also, I would totally get something from your Etsy shop. You have mad skills!
Post # 14
Wow, those are AWESOME shoes! Your maids will absolutely love them, I know I adore them!
Post # 15
These are AMAZING! I would totally buy from you!
Post # 16
Love them!!! What an awesome gift for your bridesmaids.