Leave it to my favorite Marie Antoinette Mail Art Group to teach me something wonderful and new. Terri from Artful Afirmations hosted a paper shoe swap that I was so nervous about attempting. But it is through the nerves that I learn something new and I have grown so much as an artist since I joined this group over a year ago. Terri has a fantastic tutorial showing how to make these fabulous shoes. You can view it here Elegant Shoe Tutorial.
Here are the shoes that I created for this swap. It is a 3 for 3 swap, but I made an extra one for Terri as a gift. I made a few before I got the hang of it and now it is a piece of cake. I am ready to make more and have even joined a new swap to make one more.
This is the only one that I made with a heel. It is a task that I need to practice on some more but I love how it turned out. I used a wooden decorative piece for the heel as well as a wooden flower for decore. I painted them both with gold and pink Smooch.
This one contains layers of vintage lace as well as some pearls form an old strand.
I love how this one turned out. It almost looks like a real shoe and if it were real I would wear this one for sure. I used some of my favorite vintage lace on this one and an earring.
I love how this one turned out. I used some crepe paper trim and paper flowers accented with gold glass glitter.
I hope that whoever receives one of my shoes likes it and can find some inspiration through it. A huge thanks to the amazing Terri for all of her hard work for this swap that I have enjoyed so much! Thanks for stopping by!