Thursday, October 24, 2013

Sneakers In Da House!

They say that women LOVE to collect shoes!  But did you know that a lot of men LOVE to collect sneakers!!  I found these words, and found it a great creative resource for designing a wood frame.

This is my soon to be son-in-law's rack of sneakers!  Sure some maybe for sports, but most are for styling.

VLVS Images:

19292 Star Sneaker
19233 Grunge Plus sign
19171 One Way
19186 Pulse Rate
19232 Pylon
19175 - 2 Hands Pointing (one hand used)
19129 Star Pin
1067 Screw

The wood frame used was inexpensive, as such, there were a lot of rough edges.  Use a fine grit sand paper to sand the wood the way you like it.  For this project, a lot of texture was left to show through the wood.

Gesso is painted on the frame as a base coat.  This seals the wood so you do not waste a lot of your expensive paint.  One coat was used, again because the texture was wanted.  Normally, 2-3 coats works well.

Paint, stain, stenciling, and collage techniques before stamping.

Some stamp images are stamped right to the wood, and others are stamped, cut and layered on wood.  Further paint, and accenting with Gel Pens, Paint, stain added.

UmWow Chevrons added for dimension, texture and directional ques.

Pulse Rate image is genius!  Fits with the theme of music playing and adds so much to a collage!!

Sneakers used to be boring, but now they are a part of stylish fashion!!!!

Cre8tivelea Yours - Lea


kattera22 said...

What a fun piece!!

Sandra Strait said...

This piece is laced with artistic excellence!

Chark said...

so cool!

Chris said...

Hi Lea, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris