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This thread is in reply to a blog post by Sharon entitled "January blahs and garden shoes".
Name: Vicki
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vic
Jan 15, 2013 2:45 PM CST
LOVE these shoes Hurray! Hurray!

You just gotta smile when you look at them, huh? Green Grin! Green Grin!
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Sharon
Jan 15, 2013 2:48 PM CST
Better than Elvis dancing around on somebody's high heels!

I'm a firm believer in blooms in winter, one way or the other. Smiling
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vic
Jan 15, 2013 5:14 PM CST
Rock on sister Thumbs up
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Sharon
Jan 15, 2013 5:18 PM CST
And now it snows.
Right on top of a sheet of sleet Sad

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vic
Jan 15, 2013 5:32 PM CST
Ack - be careful and stay inside Crying
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chelle
Jan 15, 2013 6:06 PM CST
Those are wonderful flower shoes, Sharon. Thumbs up

How did you attach your decorations?
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Sharon
Jan 15, 2013 6:16 PM CST
No decorations, Chelle.
It's all acrylic paint.

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chelle
Jan 15, 2013 6:42 PM CST
Ah, I see.

Thank you. Big Grin

Goes to show how little I know about the different properties of paint. Whistling

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Name: Sharon
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Sharon
Jan 15, 2013 7:07 PM CST
Chelle, maybe it would help to see the steps along the way. I just let it all dry between layers, but this might help.
Black
Thumb of 2013-01-16/Sharon/71623f

then added polka dots over the dried black
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Then I painted the first coat of the flower over the polka dots
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Then I just kept on painting one color at a time over it as it dried till I finished what you saw in the article.
It's just paint but I let it dry between each coat of color. Smiling
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chelle
Jan 15, 2013 7:24 PM CST
Neat!

This type of paint flexes without flaking off, right?
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Sharon
Jan 15, 2013 7:37 PM CST
Acrylic paint is plastic-like, permanent and flexible. As a paint, it forms permanent sheets when it dries, sort of like opaque saran wrap. The best kind to use on these shoes, I think, is made for indoor-outdoor use and is glossy, not matte. I just didn't have the glossy kind. Acrylic is flexible sort of like plastic is. Lots of things made of acrylic.

So it should adhere forever to these pink shoes since they are of some kind of similar material. If they scuff I'll just paint over them, otherwise not much will happen to them unless somebody starts peeling it off in layers. Smiling
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chelle
Jan 15, 2013 8:05 PM CST
Thanks!

I'm learning! Hurray!
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MaryE
Jan 15, 2013 9:59 PM CST
I just think they are the cutest shoes I have ever seen!
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Sharon
Jan 15, 2013 10:07 PM CST
Sweet Mary!! Lovey dubby
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Samigal
Jan 15, 2013 11:45 PM CST
Happy feet in your gardens now. I think they are adorable, and I have a pair of green ones arouund here that need to be pretty. In fact, I have some clogs (the take off of crocs) that don't look very good so they may need some paint too. Another project to work on. Thanks for telling us how to go about making our own pretties. Hurray!
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Sharon
Jan 16, 2013 12:19 AM CST
Have at it, Pegi!!! You'll have fun and your garden will always have color! Liquid acrylic craft paints work best, just try to find the shiny kind!

If our weather continues to be ugly and cold and slick, I might just dig out another pair myself.
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Jan 16, 2013 12:07 PM CST

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Very cute, would hate to dirty them up in the garden!
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Sharon
Jan 16, 2013 12:19 PM CST
Just hose them right off.
Not a problem.
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gingin
Jan 16, 2013 1:41 PM CST
Cool beans !!! Hurray! Hurray!
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Sharon
Jan 16, 2013 1:46 PM CST
Hmmmmmmm . . . I could paint beans on the next ones.
Tomatoes, corn, carrots. All kinds of ideas.
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