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September 17, 2011

Garage Sale Saturday..... My New Shoes


Yup  I have a new pair of shoes.....

OK...I cant be the only freak that would buy a pair of shoes ,
for the imprint that they can make on paper....am I ?





 Here are some ATC  that i made with some
of the paper


More ATC that i finished
 for different swaps,
some on my new
Mixed Media group
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/mixedmediaart/





27 comments:

PennyD said...

Very cool idea. Now I'm going to be checking out the bottom of people's shoes. :-)

Eileen said...

Fabulous stuff, Lill!! And no, you are hardly the only "freak" to do such a thing. Only problem with collecting shoes for their soles is they take up so much room! Maybe look for children's sizes from now on. :)
xoxos

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wowzers- where do I start to make gorgeous backgrounds and creations like this? I love your garage sale find- you are too funny!!!

donna!ee said...

very very cool. i bought winter boots @ a garage sale for the same reason...the tracks left in the paint! :)

teri said...

This post really made me smile I'm glad to know I'm not the only one who walks the walk for my art.

Valerie B. said...

I am a total garage sale nut and I never thought to look at the bottom of shoes for the print they would make. I may have to go back to the garage sale down the street and look at the shoes again. LOL!!!

Kasha Rolley said...

OMG what a cool idea. I must look at my shoes if I can use any. Very clever.

PlumCat Art said...

Lillian! Your backgrounds are genius! Love them. Mary ann

Barb said...

Fabulous art Lillian..and those shoes were a great buy!...I will have to dig out some of mine and use them for arting...I may as well as i can't wear them now I have had the op on my foot!

stampgram said...

That is so cool! No you are not alone...Haven't bought shoes for the texture but I have bought other things just as unique.

Theresa said...

What a clever idea! Lillian you are just too creative! I love your ideas.

Theresa
http://www.thistleglen.com

Sharon said...

LOL it was certainly worth buying those shoes!!!! What an amazing pattern they make! Just love all the ATC's you made!!

Wendy said...

I have never bought shoes to use as print blocks, but I have gone around turning peoples feet over looking for good design. Then whipped them away to be pushed into moldable foam for posterity

Sue said...

My son used to choose his shoes by the print they would make in the sand - so I'm familiar with that consideration! Nice ATCs, Lillian.

Juliet A said...

Those shoes are cute - I hope that once you are done crafting with them, you will wear them!

Ruth E. Blake said...

I would not say freak I would say genius....that is awesome. I love the paper.

Beverly Gotthardt said...

Your ATC's are wonderful. The shoes worked great, and they look comfortable also.

Jack said...

Love your ATCs they are brilliant. And now I'm off shopping to the shoe shop for craft supplies (what a great idea, lol). xx

Lynn Stevens said...

Wonderful ATC's. how clever to use the soul of the shoes!

Elena said...

LOL!! I bought a pair of flip flops and cut them up to make them into stamps (circles) because of the image it would make so no... you are not a freak! I love all your ATCs too!

Ali Manning said...

What amazing ATCs and you are so creative using those shoes - I love it!!

Aimeslee said...

You've got a lotta *soul*, Lillian! winkwink Seriously, gorgeous art, girl! xoxo

Alexa said...

Such a cool idea to use the tread to add texture (are they also your size so you can wear them?!!) Love your work - really beautiful.

craftyM said...

Only you... but I have to say if I'd come across soles like that, the thought of the impression may well have crossed my mind as well... VERY COOL!! And I love all the ATC's, too!

Trishia said...

Lillian, merci beaucoup for visiting my blog. A real delight to reciprocate! Luv your art and your art shoes:)!!! the bird pages you made with the 'ruler' fence is Fabulous. Will be sharing a link to your blog....

fairyrocks said...

Love this idea Lillian, I have to admit, I was a bit worried when I saw, garage sale shoes LOL. Thanks for joining the PT chat about collecting.

bockel24 said...

this is just too cool!