Basically, find a pattern you like. I went with zebra - because it's diva-licious and I thought it would work well with the black. Just go ahead and print your pattern out (hopefully you won't run out of ink like I did...)
You are NOT making a stencil or vinyl or iron on transfer or anything as fancy as that. You are JUST using this printed out pattern as a guide for free-handing your painting. Like so:
What's that? You say you don't paint? You CAN'T paint? Well, the beauty of these shoes is that they aren't supposed to be perfect. As described in the original Sloppy Joe Shoes post, nonperfection is what we are aiming for here. Which makes it a perfect project for ME.
Here is one of my shoes after only one coat of white paint. Not impressive, right?
This is two coats (on the right) compared to one coat (on the left). Big difference. If I did this again, I would do THREE coats, then on the FOURTH coat add the glitter. But I stopped at two.
And this is what the back of the shoes looked like. I did all around the back, but left that tab thing plain black. I also left the tongue plain black. I originally planned on leaving the velcro pieces plain as well, but I didn't think it looked right. I was careful not to get any paint on the toes. I've got plans for those...
Now, once you have two nice coats of paint that are pretty opaque, shake on a bunch of glitter. Then tap the shoe off...
And it's all glittery!
I did my shoes in sections so as not to over-glitterfy my kitchen. First the front of one side, then the back, then the other side, front and back... you get it.
Once you've glittered the paint, mod podge the toe of the shoe.
douse it with glitter,
Annnnddd... tap, tap, tap.
Let them dry, and you are DONE!
The girlified sloppy joe shoe. Perfect for playing and sliding,
Or just chilling and relaxing.
Easy and cute!
PS. This project is so old, the weather has reverted back to its pictured state. You wouldn't even be able to tell this was last spring and not right now this fall, except for the fact that mini looks... well, even more MINI.