I don't care if Valentine's day is next week, I think it's sweet to rock hearts all year long. It's one of my favorite motifs to decorate with. Paper mache crafts, clothes, shoes, a painted walkway, scarves--I'll put hearts on all of it. In fact, I did.
I guess you can call me a hopeless romantic.
For the season of love, I had the pleasure of painting an adorable pair of pink TOMS shoes for a sweet little girl whose mommy is the creator of De Su Mama, a blog about raising multi-cultural children and building a legacy of love.
Since they were going to be for a little person, I wanted the design to be simple and clean. Hearts, of course. But I also wanted them to be sparkly! But not sparkly enough for sparkles to be trailing everywhere, which sometimes happens when you use glitter.
I'm what you might call a "conservative glitter person". This means I enjoy glitter but that mess has got to be contained. This is why I love love love craft paint with glitter in it. It will give you the shimmer and sparkle of glitter, but not the mess. Personally, I love Martha Stewart's Multi-Surface Coarse Glitter paint in Sugar Cube.
I've come to the realization that I have a thing for iridescent glitter. It has all of these pretty flecks of green, blue, red--all of the colors in the spectrum, really.
It's my jam. Basically.
This is a totally easy way to make a pair of TOMS extra fancy. Pink TOMS, with glitter hearts--you don't get any more fancy than that.
What you'll need:
- white watercolor pencil
- white paint (I used a multi-surface paint)
- black paint (same as above)
- glitter craft paint (I used Martha Stewart Multi-Surface Coarse Glitter paint in Sugar Cube)
- pair of TOMS shoes
|Tape the sides and soles of the shoes with painter's tape so you don't get paint on them. I didn't because I'm a professional. Heh.|
|You can use a watered down version of your white paint to prime your surface but be careful that it doesn't bleed on the surface of the shoes.|
|The light gray was really subtle, just a drop of black in it, really.|
That's it! Simple and sweet and oh so perfect for Valentine's Day.