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Welcome! Artfully Musing is a blog dedicated to sharing art and the techniques and products used. I'll be showcasing collage, altered and mixed media art as well as miniature. I hope you'll check back often and are inspired. Thanks for visiting! Laura

Monday, October 17, 2011

Witches Shoe

I’ve always wanted to make a paper shoe.  The girls in the Marie Antoinette swap group have had shoe swaps from time to time but I’ve never been able to participate.  So I thought it would be fun to make a witches shoe fit for a witches ball.
 
I used patterned paper outside and inside. I added glitter to the designs on the purple paper.
For the décor on the top of the shoe I used ribbons, a metal bat I painted silver, and chipboard bats that I attached with black wire. You can find the purple iridescent ribbon, orange and black spider web ribbon, metal bat, and chipboard bats at Alpha Stamps.
I used metal spiders accented with purple crystals and black ribbon to lace up the shoe.  Alpha Stamps carries similar pewter spider charms and spider beads.
I edged the back of the shoe with Glitter Art Institute’s Lavender Blue Gala Glitz which is shards of glass glitter.
I tied the laces in the back and added a spider.
I had so much fun making this I’ll have to make more!

34 comments:

artbywendy said...

this shoe is amazing!how on earth did you do it in paper? I want a pair!:)

Joanne said...

Size 6.5 for me please. Unbelievable.
Hugs Joanne xx

Electra said...

Wild! I do believe a real witch would want this! That bat is the perfect touch.

Karenliz said...

Stunning! I love it. I would wear it.

artistamyjo said...

Definitely fit for the Queen Witch.

Sarah said...

The witch wearing this shoe would be the envy of the ball but she had better beware of spell that would make them appear on another's foot? Bwahahaha!!!!

BLISS angels said...

Oh if only it came in size seven ... it's boo-t ful
hugs wendy

My name is Cindy said...

Wow this is gorgeous!! And strange enough, trying out a paper shoe is on my agenda for this week. I love your heel, it is much higher than I was planning to do, I may have to adjust my ideas it clooks so classy!! And the spider charms are brilliant!

Lululiz said...

Fabulous! Wouldn't it be great if a pair of shoes like that would actually be available for us to wear to a Halloween party.

Tarnished Rose said...

Cool shoe. Frightfully creative.

Smiles~
Marilyn

Dorthe said...

OH it is fabolous- love the lilac paper,an how you added glitter -fantastic work of art.
Dorthe

bobbie said...

Spook-tacular!!!

I'd wear these in a heart beat!

Paulette said...

Laura,

Your shoe is really cool! Is there a pattern for making the shoe? And if so where may I get a hold of one?


Paulette

Seahorse Ranch Girl said...

Whoa. Manolo needs to hire you! What a wickedly cool shoe/boot.

Angie said...

Laura, you had to use magic to create such a gorgeous shoe! The details are outstanding and so uniquely creative. I love how you made the "shoelaces." The back of the shoe just adds to the drama. Truly beautiful. Thanks for sharing it.

Angie

Teresa Goller said...

WOW!!! Fantabulous!!!

Kim said...

omg...love it!!

PlumCat Art said...

Unbelievabley, awesomely beautiful shoe! Any witch would be proud!!!
Mary Ann

Victoria said...

This is sooooo cool!!!! I love it!

Kris Dickinson said...

Another masterpiece! Next time at MAMA you'll just HAVE to do the shoe swap. This is a different pattern....very cool!

Deedles said...

Awesome witches shoe! I've been wanting to make one too-but just not enough time.

mercedes scott said...

this is a spectacular shoe! I love all the special "extra" touches you've added - makes it truly one-of-a-kind!

Constance said...

Fabulous shoe! This witch will be the envy of all this Halloween!

becky said...

es genial¡¡¡

SusanLotus said...

OMG! This is totally amazing! I don´t know which word to use to describe how beautiful it is.
<3

April said...

Now I know what the message about the shoe was on VPI's message board! Totally amazing! The spiders "eyelets" just make me giggle, they're so perfect!

Elaine A said...

Laura this is amazing! And in my favorite color, purple! The shoe looks so elegant, any witch would be proud to wear it. Just gorgeous, you put so much work and detail into this. I love it.

Elaine Allen

Wax Beach Artist said...

Wow! That is so cool and so very beautiful.

Mina said...

This is just luscious. I love the colors, style and all of the beautiful embellishments. I guess I shoudl have just said I love everything about it. ;-)

Tolegranny said...

Wow..I love this shoe.

Sue Young said...

Glorious !!!!!

Bobbi said...

Laura, Wowww! Your shoe is Boo-tastic! Besides that is absolutely amazing! All of you're work is always outstanding, you're a very talented artist! Just fabulous...I'm in total awe...Bravo Laura for another incredible piece!

Have a lovely day!

Hugs and many blessings...
Bobbi Ann

M Smith Gentry said...

That is so fabulous! I love it. :)

Purple Angel said...

Fabulous!!! Just the right size and the perfect color for this Witchy Woman...Keep inspiring...
Kathie