I am obsessed with glitter shoes right now, especially of the multi-glitter variety. The following are my favorites right now, but because each of them have reasons for me not being able to buy them (too expensive, not in my size, too high of heel) I had to resort to the glitter drawer in the studio. Poor me ;)1. Kate Spade Women's Charm Sandal 2. Steve Madden Glitter Flat 3. Steve Madden Blain Heel
I bought some simple and comfortable black flats from Target. These were $12.99. I highly recommend scouring the thrift stores for shoes, but I had seen these a couple of weeks ago and liked the shape and I couldn't be bothered with anything else.
I used three different kinds of glitter; a superfine pink glitter, regular multi-glitter, and a chunky silver glitter, because regular multi-glitter screams kindergarten art project and you want to get away from that as much as possible.
Glue is what can make or break this project. I used the OK to wash-it fabric glue from Aleene's because I wanted the shoes to stay flexible after they dried. Unfortunately the finish is still a little sticky so I'm going to seal it with a clear coat of outdoor acrylic sealer. I've painted shoes with mod podge before and they turned super stiff. I would stick to a tacky or fabric glue for this project, something that stays flexible once dry.Mix a lot of glitter with the glue. You want a thick paste so you can get a lot of coverage at once. It might take a couple tries to get it the right consistency. Paint the glitter paste in small even sections. Then sprinkle more glitter on top and press down with the brush until there is a smooth surface. If there's still some bare places, wait until after the shoes are dry to go back and fill in.
I want to glitter everything now! Watch out Dewey.