Shannon Berrey

Rock Chalk Jayhawk shoes!

Friday, January 11, 2013

 I wanted to create a fun Christmas gift for Maris who will be attending University of Kansas in the Fall. My fashionista loves shoes and you've seen me jazz up a pair for her before. I found this pin of a pair I loved and thought that she would, too. 



I took lots of pics with my phone while I was painting them. But, because the kids go through the pictures on my phone all the time, I immediately emailed them to myself and then deleted them. I didn't want Maris to see them before Christmas. When collecting the images for this post, I can't find them anywhere!! I probably created a fake folder to hide them in and, of course, I hid them from myself as well. Why is my brain so dumb? So, I just have shots that I took after I gave them to her...      



KU's mascot is the Jayhawks. Because I wanted a perfect mirror image, I made a little template out of computer paper that I taped on to the toe of the shoe and flipped it over to use on the other shoe. I used a fine tip Sharpie to trace around my template. This gave me the exact size on both.   



The back's got the Collegiate KU and on the inside, I wrote 'Rock Chalk Jayhawk!'



I wanted just the jayhawk {not the whole shoe} to have a nice shine so when the paint was dry, I covered up the blue of the shoe with painters tape right up to the edge of the white outline and used several light coats of clear acrylic gloss spray.



She wore them this morning and here is Jack sporting his SMHS tie from yesterday's post!



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I'm an artist, interior designer, wife and mom. Join me here as I share projects, ramblings, and inspirations.
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