I think I am a bit obsessed! I am about to paint my third and fourth pair of shoes. Everyone loves the blush trend it is the new neutral and a great transitional color. And I think a perfect shade for these old black boots and clogs.
I mixed up a light blush with my Jacquard Textile Paints for these suede boots, but I watered down my paint too much for the first coat and had to add more.
I applied several coats to the top toe portion and above the heel of the boots with a stiff paint brush.
I wanted the top portion of the boot to be more textured, so I only added extra coats of paint here and there. But I think what makes these boots interesting is what isn’t painted.
Adding a little bronze to the inside of the boots also adds interest when wearing.
Dots of white iridescent paint created a pattern around the remaining black outline.
They look super cute with a denim skirt or rolled up jeans.
My black clogs were next. I used the same process as the boots but added a little more pink to my paint.
These shoes needed several coats of paints.
The rubber heels were painted blush first. I then coated them with brown leaving some of the light pink show through. After the brown had dried, I rubbed a little more pink on the heel with a paper towel to tone down the brown and added fine black lines for even more texture.
The inside of the shoe bothered me, so I painted a strip of gold on the inside of the clog and glued moleskin to cover the black area where my foot slides in. The moleskin is soft on the feet and also looks good with the new blush color of the clogs.
I sprayed both my painted boots and clogs with a water repellent. Jacquard textile paints are at Blick’s art supply and moleskin can be purchased at any pharmacy. I purchased mine at Target. It is a life saver for shoes that rub in the wrong places. Bear with me I have one more shoe redo and then I promise I will move on.