Sunday, May 20, 2018

DIY Iridescent foil sneakers

I love crafting, and I love thinking a little outside the box. When Heidi Swapp challenged me to create a project with the ever popular iridescent trend the cogs started turning in my head! I thought how could I use the new Iridescent Minc foil found at Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft stores  to ceate a piece of clothing... and then Boom!! I had it! Use the foil and some white sneakers I had to create my own Iridescent sneakers!

Heidi Swapp Minc Iridescent foil

It was so fun, hey a little bit messy but  I love how they turned out!

Let me share with you my easy step x step process!

Heidi Swapp Minc Iridescent foil DIY sneakers

1. Collect all your supplies - Heidi Swapp Minc Iridescent foil,  Heidi Swapp Clear Magic Medium
( or Modge Podge) scissors, paint brush, sponge, washi tape, scissors, Heidi Swapp glitter, white canvas sneakers.

2. Cut 1  inch squares from the iridescent foil with your scissors.

3. Scrunch each square into a soft ball then flatten out again.

4. Apply washi tape to mask off all the areas that you do not want the foil and adhesive to touch.

5. Dab the Magic Medium onto the sneaker then add the flattened foil squares. Add the Magic medium over and under each square to ensure they are adhered. Continue filling up the area with the Minc foil until it is all covered. If there are bits overhanging they can be trimmed once dry. Allow the adhesive to dry  completely then add additional coats to ensure good coverage. Allow to dry overnight.

6. Reapply some of the washi tape to mask off other areas of the sneaker. Create a mixture of 2 parts Magic Medium and 1 part glitter. Apply the mixture with a paint brush to the sneaker. Allow to dry about 20 minutes then reapply again. Repeat  coats until you get the  desired look. Allow to dry then remove the washi tape. Clean up areas as needed!

Heidi Swapp Minc Iridescent foil DIY sneakers

Aren't these just the funkiest sneakers around! I love that you can customise your sneakers so easily.
Grab yourself some Heidi Swapp Minc Iridescent foil and Magic Medium! You can find all these goodies at your local Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft  Stores!


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