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Add some personality to a pair of plain black shoes with a pretty print, a touch of gold and a button.
You will need
• black shoes with stack heels
• image of your choice
• masking tape
• gold enamel paint
• paintbrush and sponge brush
• scissors and pencil
• modge podge
• 2 buttons
• hot glue gun
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A wonderful Ballerina ornament from Ra Ra Superstar.
First she created her template which she will share with you so you can make your own. Just copy and paste the ballerina and snowflake images below and re-size them if desired. Source
She printed her templates on plain white paper and cut them out as below.
The project that inspired rarasuperstar.com was made out of plain white paper but she decided to make the ballerina out of recycled book pages and add a bit of silver foil. First she ripped out the page that she wanted to use and then with a paintbrush She made some messy strokes across the page with Mont Marte leafing size. She kept it patchy so the foil didn’t cover the whole page.
Rip out one sheet of silver foil with one layer of tissue (there is a layer of tissue that divides all of the foil sheets) and place it on top of the book page while applying light pressure. It takes about 2 1/2 sheets of silver foil to cover the page. You can use scissors to cut the sheet of silver foil to fit the paper.
Then lift up the foil sheet and use your fingers to rub off the excess foil.
Next, place your templates on the page and carefully trace around them. If you have trouble keeping it in place use a small amount of blue tac to hold it.
Once that is done, cut them both out. You might consider applying leafing size and silver foil to the back of the ballerina as well. It isn’t required for the snowflake skirt. Source
To attach the snowflake skirt, simply wrap it around the ballerina’s waist and you will see there is a small triangle of overlap. You could use double sided tape, glue, or put in a small stitch to secure it.
Here is what it looks like finished.
If you don’t want to use the silver foil (which can be a bit tricky to work with), you could consider sponging on a bit of metallic paint in silver, gold or bronze. Source
A few years ago James Pickering was in New York visiting his friend, Timothy Warr, when the duo spotted a brightly upholstered chair in a shop window. It was a poor quality reproduction piece and, despite its outrageous price tag, was attracting a lot of attention. It was a “we can do that, but better” moment, and in less than an hour Antique 2 Chic was born.
So when you inherit a vintage sofa from Aunt Fran that is just not your style, look at it from a different approach. With a little imagination and restoration, it will take a place of pride in your living room.
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