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February 13, 2012


Margot Silk Forrest

Yes, if you use the sheets of gold leafing instead of the flakes, you will get a smooth look. But DO practice first. I hear the sheets are a little tricky to work with! (You can get them at big craft stores.)

Cherries Jubilee

Hi ya'll,
I have plunged in to altering shoes with...well...both feet? Yes, I did say that out loud. I have plans for about six more projects and my first pair of painted boots sold to a friend within minutes of her seeing them.
One project will require gold leafing and I was wondering if there is a way to make the leafing more smooth like you see on mirror frames?

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Destiny Carter (top) and Margot Silk Forrest are the mad scientists and creative geniuses behind Sassy Feet, the DIY craft site about transforming ordinary shoes and bags into wearable art. For their story, click here.
As you might know, we invented a glitter glaze that works on leather, manmade leather and fabric. It comes with a bottle of paint base and a little packet of glitter. Now, someone has to open the big jars of glitter that come from the glitter elves and spoon just the right amount of each of the 21 colors into their packets. Being the head honcho, Margot is that someone. Problem is, she's not the tidiest person in the Western hemisphere and after 20 or so packets, there are a lot of microscopic (but fetchingly sparkly) particles of glitter in her hair, on her cheeks, and decorating her nose. One day someone came in during this process and remarked, "This place looks like a glitter sweatshop!"