Sunday, 4 January 2015

Tatty Twinkles USA - Altered Sneakers Mini Tutorial

Happy New Year to you all. Sorry I've not posted for ages but life has been a little chaotic here and I sadly lost my Grandfather on Christmas Eve. As a result I'm afraid that my posts will remain very sporadic.

A little while ago I told you that I was working on a really exciting project, well finally I can you what it is. As some of you may or may not be aware Create & Craft have officially launched in the USA and one of the first products to be shown was a new line of Tatty Twinkles stamps and dies. Guess who was asked to create some projects for the launch? Yes that's right me! Talk about lucky huh? Anyway, I decided that I'd alter a pair of sneakers which was great fun and definitely something I will be doing in the future. I've also made this into a mini tutorial just in case anyone fancies having a go themselves.

The sneakers were a cheap and cheerful pair from Primark which had been reduced to clear as they were slightly marked. This meant I had to even out the base, so I covered them with a thin coat of Gesso.

I then stamped the images onto tissue paper using Stazon Ink and tore the images out carefully before painting a thin coat of Gesso over the image. I then coloured the images with my Graph'It markers on the reverse.

Next I coated the images with Mod Podge and adhered them to the shoes.

Once the Mod Podge had dried I used a Graph'It Marker to draw around the images to make them pop a little more and then added some Stickles Glitter Glue for a bit of added sparkle.

To finish I added some funky ribbon for laces.

I hope you like my little project and if you decide to make your own sneakers using this tutorial please link back here and show me what you've done.

I'll be back later in the week another of my samples. Thanks for stopping by today.

Claire x

I'd like to enter this project into the following challenges:
Altered Eclectics - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes


  1. Fantastic Claire. You always think of original ways ideas and am in awe of this project. Lou x

  2. Oh. My. Gosh. These are soooo stinking cute! Love, love, love, them!! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at 613 Avenue Create this week!

  3. These are soo awesome saw them in the show and was like WHAAAAAAAAATTTT I want those ;) LOL

    hugs Ria

  4. wow! you are on a roll lady, these are just gorgeous xx
    hug n stuff
    Sandie xx

  5. Great project! You were selected as one of our winners at 613 Avenue Create. Your project is also featured on our FB Page! Congratulations and thanks for supporting our challenge!
    Chana Malkah Harris, Owner
    613 Avenue Create Challenge Blog

  6. totally amazing - I need these!! xx

  7. Wow Claire - Amazing

  8. Absolutely stunning!! I wouldn't want to wear them for fear or getting them dirty!! x

  9. Wow I love your gutties they turned out fabulous I've tried to do them before but always went directly on to the shoe and it smudged and and ruined the shoes. This way you can start a new piece of paper xx
    Thanks again for blogging this xx

  10. Wow what a great idea. Gives me ideas for my grand daughter. Thanks for the tutorial too It looks pretty easy. Love those shoes.
    Linda K.

  11. Wow, this is OUTSTANDING!! I love how you used the darling image for the running shoes! Fabulous work! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge!

  12. Fabulous idea. Love how it all turned out. You are fantabulous. Thank you for sharing the instructions...not sure if I am brave enough to try. BUT truly love these tennis shoes. Big Texas Hugs, AntoinetteT

  13. This is super cute! How clever to do some designer shoes as I so have some adorable stamps that I would love to see on shoes!!

  14. Wow ! These are brilliant! Nice to see a tutorial with it too. Thanks for sharing with us at Altered Eclectics ~ Steffi :o) xx

  15. Thank you for sharing your fabulous altered sneekers with us at Altered Eclectics.
    xxx Hazel.

  16. Such an fabulous project, absolutely love the shoes. Thank you for sharing your lovely project with us this month at Altered Electric and I hope to see you participate again.
    :) Chris / CS Designs


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