I just couldn't pass this challenge up, it combined so many of my favorite things, Autumn, shoes and glamorous Witch accessories! Thank you to Anna over at Frosted Petunias for hosting this fun challenge.
So here is where it all started, a shiny pair of heels just begging for a second life.
Then the "altering" began in earnest with a good sanding to get rid of the shine, then a coat of gesso to ensure adhesion of the paper mache. A curving point for the toebox, a new tongue and a fun little addition to the upper heel were applied. Quite the transformation, eh!
A few coats of paper and glue.
Then the fun part...paint, glitter and gems!
The final product. This project was so much fun. The only downside...my black cats, having laid at my feet during the application of glitter, now twinkle in the sunlight! I'll be using the other papered shoe for a more sinister project.
Check out the other amazing shoes made for this challenge by visiting Frosted Petunias.