These shoes are really something, right? They are so colorful and special, and yet very wearable too. The idea isn’t mine. I borrowed the photo from the Swedish designers Anna Lindström’s blog (with her permission of course).
You can decorate your shoes like this. Anna has a detailed tutorial on her blog. It’s in Swedish, but the photos are really clear so that should be enough, with this mini glossary, containing words and phrases from the tutorial:
SWEDISH-ENGLISH MINI GLOSSARY
Decoupage: is the art of decorating an object by gluing colored paper cutouts onto it.
Klack/ar: heel or high heeled shoes.
Tejpade sulorna: put tape on the soles (of the shoes).
Sprayade dem med svart halvmatt lackfärg: Spray the shoes with black semi matte spray varnish. Fixerade allt med tre lager sidenmatt spraylack : Spray over everything with three layers of silk matte spray varnish.
För att ge en extra hållbar yta använde jag decoupagelack: To get extra strong finish, add decoupage varnish on top.
För att sammanfoga papper och sko fyllde jag igen alla ytterkanter med lacket. Precis som att spackla : Fill in all edges with decoupage varnish.
Not detailed enough for you?
Here is a very detailed video, on how to decoupage shoes.
And here is a very cool video on how to use a doily to decorate wedgies.