Shoe Decorating

Over the past few years, I have been wearing my custom decorated Tom's shoes and I get tons of compliments! I created these during a workshop at ArtStreet University of Dayton in which I helped students decorate their Tom's. I incorporated various techniques into that pair and they had a lovely long life, but that life is quickly coming to an end, so it is time for a new pair! Want to learn some techniques and decorate your own canvas shoes? Check out the end of this post to learn about the workshops I am teaching at Studio 14 Gallery in Tipp City! 

 My new Chipotle Red Tom's that my Mom bought for me! Thanks, Mom! 

My new Chipotle Red Tom's that my Mom bought for me! Thanks, Mom! 

 Some Pouring Medium mixed with fine glitter for a shimmery raised effect! 

Some Pouring Medium mixed with fine glitter for a shimmery raised effect! 

 Adding a silver foil base to one of the toes. 

Adding a silver foil base to one of the toes. 

 Then reverse painting stars in Turquoise Deep. 

Then reverse painting stars in Turquoise Deep. 

 Trying some staining with watered down paints. 

Trying some staining with watered down paints. 

 The other toe gets it's makeup done while it waits. 

The other toe gets it's makeup done while it waits. 

 The eyeshadow is sealed with a gel medium and some glazes of paint are added. I also add a temporary tattoo of a bird to the other shoe and seal it. 

The eyeshadow is sealed with a gel medium and some glazes of paint are added. I also add a temporary tattoo of a bird to the other shoe and seal it. 

 Some glazes of blue and an attempt at temporary tattoo metallic stars. 

Some glazes of blue and an attempt at temporary tattoo metallic stars. 

 My old pair, featuring tissue paper and chunky glitter, next to my finished new pair. 

My old pair, featuring tissue paper and chunky glitter, next to my finished new pair. 

 I added a wave design that continues across both shoes. And a single star to tie to the star cluster on the other toe. 

I added a wave design that continues across both shoes. And a single star to tie to the star cluster on the other toe. 

SHOE DECORATING WORKSHOP with Artist Amy Kollar Anderson

Turn plain canvas shoes into works of art!
Tuesday, May 17, 6 - 8:30 PM (There will also be a TEEN only class on Monday, June 20, and another all ages on Tuesday, July 19)
Cost: $35 (Includes all Supplies except shoes)
You supply the shoes, we supply everything else!

What to Expect:
Bring along a pair of canvas shoes to paint (Toms, Converse Chuck Taylor, Keds, etc.). Amy will work one-on-one with you using fun techniques to create your exclusive painted and decorated shoes. You may bring drawings or references to paint from or just have fun and be inspired by Amy’s ideas and supplies!

Open to teens and adults for a fun and creative evening out with friends and family. Lets create fun! To sign up please visit www.studio14gallery.com or email Leslie at ltrimbach@studio14gallery.com