Come with me to the land of Oz.
There may not be another place like home, but I am always up for an adventure; and I wouldn't mind a lion, tinman and scarecrow leading the way to a land where monkeys can fly and cities are made of emeralds.
Truth be told, I always thought the wizard was more creepy than wonderful. And the munchkins could definitely do with a little more hair.
But those shoes - oh Dorothy, just let me try them!
To call them an eye catcher is quite the understatement. The red color is to-die-for gorgeous, the glitter simply dazzling, and - oh yes - the shoes are fricking magic!
I'm really not sure why Glinda the Good didn't think of making a business of these darling slippers. Sell them for 20 bucks a pop at least to - how many munchkins are there? I mean, it's Munchkin Land, so I'm guessing there must be plenty! - and you are set for life!
Glinda, the truly Good.
Inspired by Dorothy's delightful outfit, I decided to glitterfy my own pair of shoes. Since Glinda has not yet showed up to do it for me.
Instead of the classic red color however, I opted for copper. It is not only THE metal trending at the moment, it probably also goes with just about any outfit you have planned for the fall months.
Now all I need is a little best friend to call Toto and I am all set to strut the yellow brick road.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED:
• canvas shoes
• masking tape
• mod podge or other matt drying glue
• paint brush
• glitter, copper
Step 1: Remove the shoe laces from your canvas shoes. If your shoes aren't brand new, make sure to rid them of any lose dirt with a shoe brush, or pop them in the washing machine if the label permits it.
Step 2: Using masking tape, neatly tape around those parts of the shoe that are meant to be glitterfied. This will protect any other parts from the glue, as well as allow for a cleaner glitter-edge.
Originally, I wanted the glitter all over the canvas, but then thought that I might be over-doing it and taped off the front and back part instead, along the seams of the shoe. This enhances the sporty look of the shoes and makes it easier to pair them with a simpler street wear outfit.
Step 3: Get out your mod podge, and using a paint brush, quickly brush over the taped-off parts of the shoe.
Tip: Start at the edges and brush towards the center of the shoe, never towards the masking tape so that you do not accidentally tear off the tape and get any glue on unwanted areas.
Step 4: Quickly and generously pour the glitter onto the mod podge.
Tip: Make sure to place a piece of paper (or newspaper) underneath the shoe beforehand to catch any excess glitter and to pour back into the container. If the container has a small opening, carefully roll the paper into a funnel shape before pouring.
Step 5: Once the first layer of glitter has fully dried, add a second layer of mod podge and glitter. If necessary, repeat once again or fix up any patchy areas. Finish with a layer of mod podge. Remove the masking tape.
Tip: Properly clean the paint brush while waiting for each layer to dry so that it does not harden and become useless.
Step 6: Add matching beads to the shoe laces to make the look come together completely. I used twine and this technique for lacing.
We're Off to See the Wizard, The Wizard of Oz Soundtrack