After owning these shoes for, what, 18 months? I have finally gotten around to painting them. Oh, Costume College, where would I be if I didn't have your deadlines?
My inspiration was this pair from the Met:
|But in teal, of course|
|First coat. I was a bit nervous at how streaky it came out, but all blended together nicely.|
|Third coat and finishing coat|
Now to make the tassels. I couldn't figure out was what holding the tassels on the Met pair together, so I had to get creative:
|Scissors, embroidery floss, and a metal D-ring|
Tie it up; cut it apart.
Then I needed something to secure it to the D-ring. So I tied on some floss, and made a monkey chain to the other side.
I caught up the short side of the floss in the chain, so that it the knot wouldn't untie.
Then, I slipped the tassel under one side of the D-ring, over the floss chain, and under the other side of the D-ring.