Last week, I wrote about the infinity scarf I sewed for an ensemble for my granddaughter for Christmas. Jeans jacket, white t-shirt, and cute fabric pin completed the look. At least I thought it was complete until I decided to crap up some coordinating shoes.
I bought some cheap canvas slip-ons in Granddaughter Kaye’s size (I hope!). Using blue and brown Sharpies to make random designs…
…I next painted rubbing alcohol (literally using a paint brush, though a Q-Tip or a finger would work), rubbing all over my design. The colors ran and ran, muddling (intentionally) the original design. CRAP ALERT: In addition to the brown and the two shades of blue Sharpies I used, I also used a metallic bronze. I regretted that decision because it didn’t run at all. That might not be a problem for you, but I was counting on the muddling to soften my design.
After some additional drawing, alcohol painting, and more drawing, I finally cried uncle. I’m not sure if the shoes are what I had in mind when I started, but I’ll gift it to Kaye and hope that they fit her feet and tickle her fashion tastebud!