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Art Show: Flower of the Month: Ferns

Groove Tropicale

by studio524

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Art: Groove Tropicale by Artist studio524
A fun and festive pair of hand-painted foam wedges, perfect for summer.

The tropical motif of hibiscus, tropical leaves, and lush ferns was inspired by my recent trip to Maui, Hawaii It just seemed like a fitting way for me to remind myself to move through the summer with an island-sort of attitude.

The shoes were originally a nude-color beige. To begin the project I masked the Groove tag with a bit of blue, low-tack tape. I could have cut it off, I guess. I simply chose to preserve it and not run the risk of cutting into the webbed upper or spoiling any of the seams.

Using regular acrylic paint, I painted the outside and edges of the webbed upper a deep fuschia, my fave color of choice for this spring and summer season. I left the inside natural so it would retain its softness. .

Once the uppers were dry, I painted the base of the shoes white. This helped to seal the foam and aided in preventing a color-shift in the final design. I dried the white base coat with a blow dryer and dry brushed unbleached titanium for texture and to relieve some of the absolute whiteness. .

When the texture was dry I sketched the hibiscus, leaves and fern details, painted them as shown, and now they're ready to rock.

This pair is a US Size 8.50. Please contact the artist directly if you are interested in having a pair custom designed - just for you.

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Detail Image for art Groove Tropicale

Detail Image for art Groove Tropicale

Detail Image for art Groove Tropicale


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