This week I painted up a pair of Devonshires inspired by an extant pair held in Manchester City Galleries.
I used Angelus Leather paints to color the latchets and heel blue, and also mixed colors to paint the floral sprig on the toe. Blue bias binding completed the shoe, along with the round rhinestone slide buckle, for a little bling.
Devonshire Leather 18th c. Shoes: www.american-duchess.com
Angelus leather products: http://www.dharmatrading.com/
Manchester City Galleries: http://www.manchestergalleries.org/
AnonymousNovember 9, 2011 at 12:15 AM
I love those! I still haven't decided how to decorate mine, but this is my favorite inspiration so far.
AnonymousNovember 9, 2011 at 12:36 AM
MrsC (Maryanne)November 9, 2011 at 6:53 AM
Oh, toooo cute!!
CarolineNovember 9, 2011 at 7:25 PM
Lovely! Super charming!! I have never seen the originals before.
kjmlNovember 9, 2011 at 9:50 PM
SharonNovember 18, 2011 at 7:25 AM
Lovely! I would love it if you'd do a how-to on doing something similar to the silk Georgiana's.