Saturday, August 9, 2014

Back to School Belt and Shoes Makeover

Why not save a little cash and makeover a few accessories for back to school.  I used Multi-Surface paint and spruced up some basic belts and an old pair of shoes in no time.  I coated everything with a DuraClear Varnish to make it last.  My favorite are my new green wingtip shoes!
 Danielle and I rocking our new belts! 
My new striped belt and fancy green shoes!  
Watch the video tutorial here! 
Americana Multi-Surface Paints (in your favorite colors)
Belts and shoes in need of a makeover
Painter's Tape
Craft knife
 With a ruler, draw a diamond pattern on your belt lightly with a pencil
Fill in the sides with cream or white
Fill in each diamond with your favorite colors
Coat with DuraClear Gloss Varnish and let dry

Slim down some painter's tape with a craft knife and ruler 
Place it on the center of a belt making sure it's completely adhered to the belt
Paint both sides of the belt with your favorite colors of multi-surface paint
Let dry, remove the tape, coat with varnish

 Clean and dust your shoes
Coat the entire shoe with your favorite multi-surface paint
Add black to the color you chose to make a darker shade
Accent the shoes with the darker color and blend with a cloth
Coat with varnish, lace up and you're done.

 Pick your favorite colors and color block a belt from tip to buckle
Add a line of extra color at the end of each block and drag
with a dry brush into the next color
Paint your details 
Coat with varnish and let dry

Coat an old belt with One Step Crackle and let dry
Coat the belt with your favorite color of multi-surface paint
Coat the belt with Varnish and let dry

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