These oilcloth-inspired hand painted shoes are because I love Mexican oilcloth! I’ve been wanting to recreate the look on something wearable but wanted a bit of practice before I dove into a big piece. I bought these heels at the thrift store and knew they would be perfect for my trial run!
Here is how to paint oilcloth-inspired flowers!
– Tulip Soft® Fabric Paint in assorted brights (you’ll need more than what is shown in the picture above): you’ll need a light shade and a darker shade of each color (or you can mix with white).
|Photo from Oilclothbytheyard.com|
Keep it going!
This is what my shoes looked after I added the white. I added designs for flowers and greenery.
Next, you want to fill in with a LIGHT base color. Light blue, light pink, light yellow, etc…
TIP: Don’t paint all the way to the edge of the white. You want to leave a border of white, this is what will make it look like real oilcloth.
Let the light base colors dry and then using your fine liner brush, use the DARKER shade of color to add thin strokes going out to the edges of the petals. If you feel frisky, add a third darker color in the center.
Next, add thin black strokes.
If you feel really frisky, add a center bud, repeating the process – light, dark strokes, black strokes.
The last step is to use a head pin to add white dots in the center of each flower. Let dry and add a coat of varnish to all the painted areas.