Well, here goes another explanation of a crazy decision!
BELOW: (these are the shoes from the movie)
After seeing those two photos of Belle’s shoes, I was determined to find replicas, or more like, I needed to find shoes that had the same shapes so then I could paint them and add the feathers.
After many (I repeat, MANY) hours of research, I could not find any shoes that would work….well, I actually did, they just cost $130+ and I was unwilling to spend that much on shoes that I was planning to paint and glue add feathers to, plus, only wear a few times!
In those hours of research, I came upon these shoes (below) and decided to turn them into Belle’s shoes! This decision was based on some encouraging posts I found online. These posts showed successful conversion of shoes.
~ The Base Shoe ~
These shoes are found here.
~ The Process ~
I won’t be writing much for the rest of this post, I’ll let the photos speak for themselves!
Painting is done! Onto the feathers!
Thanks for looking and learning with me!
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Lovely! Why did you add that leather layer, if you put fabric and then paint on top of it? The fabric doesn’t attach well to the original shoe?
I wanted that flap to be nice and thick, the fabric would have been to wrinkly! 🙂