Altered art—shoe forms

So I have this collection of about 25 vintage single shoe forms that I bought from one of my roommates many years ago when she was getting ready to move abroad. They're really very cool to look at and imagine inside what kind of shoes they once sat, and who the person was that walked in those shoes.

Then I got a hold of these Magic Marble inks - I'll be demonstrating with them in the Smoothfoam booth at CHA this weekend. After practicing the technique of dipping Smoothfoam balls into the inks, I decided to kick it up a notch and dip a shoe form!

I used red, black and yellow inks, then after it was dry, I painted a swirly streak along one side with metallic glass paints. I used a small brush to tap texture into the gold paint that I filled into a black outline. I added some quick tester gems that I will replace soon with nicer Swarovski crystals. I think it turned out pretty cool!

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