☩DIY☩ Nasty Gal Inspired Cut Out Boots

Things you need for this DIY:
✝ a pair of boots
✝ a ruler
✝ an X-acto knife
✝ chalk, chalk pencil or white eyeliner would work really well

Total time:
1.5 hours

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I really needed to spiff up my old boots.

Start drawing a grid by marking every .5 of an inch along the top and .75 of an inch down the sides.

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Complete the grid by connecting the marks with diagonal lines.

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Use the X-acto knife to cut out some of the diamonds. Then wipe off the chalk with a wet towel.

Party!

☩DIY☩ Viktor & Rolf Red and Black Booties

Things you need for this DIY:

✝ patent leather platform booties (get a pair here)

✝ red acrylic paint

✝ painter's tape

✝ a good flat paint brush

 

 

Total time:

3 hours

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My old patent oxfords have seen me through a few winters and lots of puddles, they were looking shab-city. I saw these Viktor & Rolf shoes after last seasons runway show and would have given my first born for them, had I had a first born...it's a good thing I don't have kids yet.

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To get the color right I mixed cadmium deep and vermillion.

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You need LOTS of paint.

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You need a lot of coats. I did about 20. The more the better, too thin will chip off. Make sure you let each layer dry before the next coat. This is after one...

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Be careful when you take the tape off, it's a good idea to have something with a sharp edge in case the tape starts to pull the paint.

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I also painted about 1.5 inches in the middle of the shoe lace.

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That's it!

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