Happy Friday to all! Hope you’re doing well and that you’re enjoying the cooler weather :)
Lately, I’ve been on a comic book shoes obsession. Dunno why, but I think its because of the eye-catchy prints that makes me feel like a kid again. Actually, I feel like a kid every day (/^▽^)/
My favorite brand of sneakers happens to be Converse. I found a great pair of sneakers from Journeys that has the Justice League characters from DC Universe. Here’s a snapshot of it:
Can you guess how many characters are on the design?
Anyways…I also came across a DIY craft promo from Michaels a while back (I think it was May 2012) when the Marvel Avengers movie were in theaters. It’s a quick tutorial on how to decoupage shoes using comic books:
Well, I figured what the heck? Let me give it a whirl with a pair of old shoes that I bought from Payless a while back. Poor pair. It looked a bit drab with the black color. So I decided to give it new life by decorating it with Doctor Who comic strips!
Keep in mind that it’s my first attempt in doing this. After countless amounts of Mod Podge and drying time, I finally got the chance to wear it today (along with my Doctor Who shirt).
I’m pretty happy with the result! Even hubby thinks they’re cute ;)
If you have a penchant for decorating and want to try something new, just find an old pair of shoes that you don’t wear and try to decoupage it with your favorite pictures. Doesn’t have to be comic books. It could be from newspapers and magazines. I found out that it’s easier to decoupage the comic strips when the surface is cleaned and that the outer shell is either made of plastic or psuedo-leather (sorry for the lack of a better term to describe the shoe LOL). This requires a lot of patience. Just make sure that you cut the strips and measure them before you start pasting them. Mod Podge is still the best decoupage glue to use. I used the gloss finish.
I’ve seen a couple of listings on comic book shoes on Etsy. Some are custom order and some are pre-made. While I think they look great, I wouldn’t want to spend a lot of money on getting a custom order done when you can do it yourself. Unless if it’s a comic that is hard to find, I say you can find almost anything in the comic book store :) That’s just my opinion.
I’m not planning on selling custom order shoes on my Etsy shop. I’m only doing it for my own personal use. If I make more decoupage shoes later on in the future, I’ll definitely post it on Facebook, Tumblr and on our blog :D
Just a friendly reminder! We still have our giveaway going on Facebook for the custom order bracelet. Comment on your favorite character on our page! Giveaway ends on September 30.
Have a wonderful and blessed day and I will see you guys on my next update <3 Stay kawaii!!