Monday, August 24, 2009
Art Imitates...well, a shoe!
For many of us, inspiration comes from many places, so in this case I only had to go to my closet! I have a favorite pair of black and white shoes with a great design on the front so I decided I should reproduce it and create some wearable art for the days I want to be matchy-matchy!
I sprayed the earrings with Krylon Clear Glaze to protect and prolong their life. I recycled some old earrings and glued my design over the top of them. I wear lots of black and white so it was an obvious choice but the choices are endless!
The first large design I had intended to be made
into a brooch or pin but it was a little too big
so then I decided it might be a perfect size
for one of my many hats!
The file has the three elements as shown below. I love using Inkscape to create my designs. To make the earrings,in my scal program, I set the "keep proportion" button and then selected 2" for my width. I cut the black as seen below and I used "Blackout" for the solid white background. I cut two blackout sets to go with the one black set and used the positive and negative parts to create two sets of earrings...waste not, want not!