I've always wanted to make a Marie Antionette paper shoe. Since I'm most comfortable with paper crafting as my chosen art style (as opposed to inking and painting), making the shoe seems like a logical project for this month's Unruly Paper Arts blogozine theme, Paris.
For my full article, Musings of a 2amscrapper: Pondering Paris, please go HERE.
This blog post will be limited to the shoe I featured in my column.
Marie and her label are Gecko Galz and Retro Cafe Art. Marie is standing on a flower cake. Stick pins are Maya Road and Tim Holtz. Bow on Marie is hand dyed from Red Lead Paperworks.
The flower trim included netting which I draped over the heel for a finished look. I added a Jolie's bow.
Additional Materials: Basic Grey two sided patterned paper (heavy weight); Simplicity ruffled ribbon and pearls; red line tape and tacky glue.
I'm entering my Marie shoe is these challenges:
Live and Love Crafts Inspiration and Challenge: Something Old or vintage looking
The Crafty Bloggers Network Challenge #7 Flowers
Gecko Galz Papercrafting Yahoo Group Challenge: Buttons and Bows
It's All About the Vintage and Beauty Challenge #34 Lace Dream
This is a new challenge site for me. Be sure to check out their blog candy in my sidebar.
If you are wanting more information about making a paper shoe, you may find these sites helpful:
I found the shoe template created by Terri Heinz at Artful Affirmations: The Elegant Shoe. The shoe is 8 ' long. In playing with the template size, I printed 2 different sizes using pieces of each-- a bigger toe for more room.. In addition to her template, she has a video tutorial explaining how to use it.
I also found this You Tube video from Tracylovestoscrap very useful for the actual mechanics of assembling the shoe. http://youtu.be/FkU4Y7pWEYM (She uses Terri's template.)
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