So I’ve mentioned it before but I’ll say it just once again. I LOVE taking my nephews trick or treating. It is just about the niftiest thing ever.
And since I’m not one of those adults who will dress up, I try to show my Halloween spirit in other ways. Last year I wore a Halloween cupcakes tee shirt.
The image above is the design on that very shirt in fact. And the all night long I had little kids grabbing at my tee shirt, and therefore the stomach and boobs under that shirt when my nephew would say “Which cupcake would you want to eat?!” all excited-like. Being somebody who doesn’t like to be touched by strangers anyway, this was uncomfortable to say the least.
So this year my Halloween spirit is going to be solely displayed on my feet. Go ahead kids, touch my feet. See if I care if you’re all up over my skeleton feet shoes.
For this project you will need:
Print off your guide to draw feet and place them close to your shoes. First sketch the outside edges. You don’t have to be any great artist, just try to imitate the shape as best as you can.
Next draw as much of the interior shapes as you can without things getting too busy. Draw them closely to what you see on the paper, but this is by no means an exact science.
Repeat for the other shoe, trying to place things in a similar fashion.
Take your puff paint and fill in the center bits and allow to dry isolated for about 4 hours or until it’s no longer tacky.
Place a very small amount of white fabric paint out and within easy reach and very lightly dip a firm bristled paint brush.
Paint the areas drawn for the bones spreading the paint good and thin. You want to see some of the black of the shoe through the paint so that the puff paint area is distinguishable from a distance.
Go over with as many coats of paint as needed to make the areas appear white, while still being able to see that the puff paint is distinctly brighter.
Just like this! Now up close some of my lines are kind of fuzzy but that’s okay. From a distance they look gangbusters and since nobody kisses my feet I don’t know that anyone will notice they aren’t perfect.
These kicks are going to take me all over a gazillion neighborhoods this year. I’m sure my skeleton feet shoes will be the coolest on the Trick or Treat beat! Will you be painting up a pair?