Saturday, 1 October 2016

Couture Creations - Create your own custom coloured shoes

Welcome back,
It's Alison again...

I recently represented Couture Creations by demoing at A Place to Create for The Papercraft Trail - what a fun day!!
The store released a NEW collection - 

Wild and Free

designed by Queenie Yeung

I created a number of samples -
a bunch of Layouts
dozens of Cards,
a mini album
altered a new pair of sneakers, by adhering a few die cuts - 
I used the very pretty

Forest Frame - CO724823

I wasn't 100% happy with them on the day so decided I'd add a little colour with the
Anna Griffin Pigment Powders

Step one - purchase some white canvas sneakers - you can of course, give your old shoes a new lease of life - or choose slip on shoes - or choose a pale colour to add some extra colour and shimmer too!!

Step two - Die cut - you can really add whatever takes your fancy? and almost any colour of the rainbow - I chose black cardstock! I've adhered them onto the shoe front and sides with the 
Anna Griffin Texture Paste in Matte - one coat over the top and let them dry!!

Step Three - pick some colours from the set of 'Mix & Match Pigments' - I've made them ALL up, just in case? I picked up a plastic paint palette and some 'Gum Arabic' (liquid not powder) 
I've added a 'pinch' of the Pigment Powder, a 'couple of drops' of the Gum Arabic and a 'squirt' of water and stirred the mixture - I left this to dry naturally.

Step Four - I added some water to each of the colours I thought I might use and started adding some colour  a little here and a bit more there. I coloured parts of the dies and added a little more colour in spots and blended everything together.

I've tried to capture the beautiful SHIMMER from the Pigment Powders.. it's a little difficult so you just might need to buy a set and have a go yourself!!

If you live in Brisbane, I'm planning to wear my ORIGINAL footwear to the Craft Alive show in Logan - 11, 12, 13th November - come and say HELLO

Thanks for visiting,
Alison x


  1. Love these shoes, and great tutorial on how you made them x