Bronzing Baby Shoes
While commercially bronzed baby shoes can be very
expensive, you can produce a similar product for a fraction of the cost, with
Baby's first shoes
0643 Tip changer
0749 Sponge Brush
0723 Copper Color Lites or
0724 Bronze Color Lites
0433 Finish It Vanish
0753 Clear Sealer
0922 Flat Brush
3181 Deep Brown Softy-Flo
Apply two coats of Voila to unlaced shoes, allowing to dry
Dip laces into Voila, and lace into shoes. Tie Laces
in a bow or arrange untied.
Apply additional coats of Voila, until shoes become stiff,
allowing drying time between each coat. (Three or four coats should be
sufficient for leather shoes.)
When Voila is completely dry, paint the entire shoe inside
and out, with Copper or Bronze.
Allow painted shoes to dry a least 48 hours before
continuing with the antiquing.
To Antique the shoe, work in a small area at a time.
Remove tips from 3181 Softly Flo paint and squeeze a small amount onto
palette paper. (Replace tip on paint tube)
Using 922 flat brush, brush 3181 onto the shoe and wipe off
immediately with a soft cloth. Crevices such as along the sole, around
the laces, eyelets et. should be quite dark, but the prominent parts of the
shoes should be bright bronze with all the 31814 rubbed off.
Allow antiqued shoe to dry, then apply a coat of 753 clear
sealer to protect the finish, (if a shinier look is desired, apply a coat
of 0433 Finish It Varnish instead of the Clear Sealer.)
Optional: A very attractive base on which to mount the
shoes can be formed from #2510 Creative Clay. (You may wish to preserve
Baby"s hand print in the clay as well)
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