Tuesday, February 3, 2015

A Steampunk Comic Book Facelift for my Boots

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I kept seeing a tutorial on Pinterest for comic book shoes, made by covering a pair of ballet flats with colorful pictures cut from Spiderman comic books: http://alldaychic.com/comic-book-shoes-diy/. I thought it was a cute idea, but I didn't have a pair of ballet pumps. What I did have was a scuffed up and stained pair of white Victorian boots and a used copy of a black and white Girl Genius comic book that I purchased for $3 at Goodwill. So, I created the steampunk version of this project.

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I did make one change to the original instructions. While the comic book shoe tutorial used regular Mod Podge, I chose to use dishwasher safe Mod Podge, because I was concerned about how the boots would hold up if it rained or I stepped in a puddle.

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The comics are attached with Mod Podge and the covered with three protective layers of Mod Podge.

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I replaced the dirty white shoelaces with sheer black ribbon that was left over from Christmas.

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I like the way these turned out so well, that I'm considering doing the same thing to my white top hat, which has started to discolor a little.

"I can't believe you're decoupaging boots!"

Crafty Crow