I’m a crafter of a certain disposition. I don’t sew because I’ve never learned. I don’t knit because I’ve never done it well. I don’t make jewelry because I’ve never had the interest, and scrapbooking–quite honestly–bores the hell out of me.
I’m a crocheter and a cross stitcher. And now, apparently, I’m a Mod Podge person [Mod Podger?]. It happened quite by accident. I learned crochet and cross stitch from my grandmother, and I’ve been content with those for years. But then I remembered everything I’d heard about Mod Podge. And I had a spare couple of “Black Canary” comics. And Wal-Mart was having a sale on a few of their shoes.
Experienced Mod Podge people [Mod Podgers?] can already see where this is going:
One jar of Mod Podge? Check. One can of Acrylic sealant that will do a passable job of making my shoes waterproof? Check.
And what else do you need for such a project? Shoes!
I chose a cute pair of shiny black heels that I found at Wal-Mart for $13.00. They had knee-high boots on sale for $5.00, but none in my size, so cute black heels it was!
So, I had the Mod Podge, I had the sealant, and I had the shoes. All I needed to do then was cut out all the pictures I wanted to use from the comics:
I won’t detail the amount of time it took to pick pictures and cut them out, tiny edge by tiny edge. I would like to, however, take a moment and be grateful that the inker on these two issues like a thick edge line around images. It helped with keeping my scissors where I wanted them.
So I shook out my hands, cracked my knuckles, and spent roughly 3 hours pasting bits and pieces of my beloved Black Canary onto my shoes. The results? Pure awesome:
And it gets better, but to save your browser from freezing and fleeing, I’m going to post a link to the rest of the photostream.
Once I had everything in place and covered in Mod Podge three more times [Mod Podged it three more times?], I sprayed down both shoes with the sealant in a very well ventilated area and left them to dry. With a bit of luck and lack of rain, I think I’ll wear them out tomorrow. [I don’t distrust the sealant being waterproof–I distrust that I managed to seal every nook and cranny.]