Well my son finally made it over with his camera last night. Thank you again Son! Mother loves you. Anyway, here are some shots of the Witch's Boot's I have been making. These are made with paper mache over a cardboard frame. I used different types of cardboard in making these. One type was cereal boxes. But soda or beer boxes with the lite wax covering make for a much sturdier boot. Sorry I do not have step by step pictures of these yet. I will be getting those shots as soon as I can. The silhouettes were hand drawn by me then painted over with acrylic paint. The boots themselves are also done with acrylic.
I went through quite a few more designs for the silhouettes until I found some that were not too hard to draw freehand but still had some detail.
The local dollar store had some really cute Halloween ribbon that I bought for these. The ribbon was labeled as having wire but alas the ribbon had no wire in it. I wanted the wire to help shape the bows when the "laces" were tied.
This photo shows how the cardboard form is put together before applying the paper mache. I used crumbled newspaper to help shape the toe of the boot. I learned the hard way that you should punch the holes for the laces out before applying the paper mache. I used a paint brush end to poke through the paper mache after each application.
Here is a shot of some of the other boots that are still in the works.
This cute little ghost has a lite gray shading in some places around his edging but the camera did not pick that up too well. I like the ghost but my husband & son say the silhouettes are the best design for the boots. What do you think? I was hoping to get these all done & ready to sell before the local Farmer's Market reopened cause I was sure that while I was recovering from surgery that I could finish them all up. But my doctor was not kidding when she said I would need all of the six week recovery time. I tried to get these done but alas......guess I have until next year to get these & my other projects done!
Let me know if you like this project. Each boot takes a bit of time what with drying & all but I think they are worth it. Later!