Monogram Shoes Part 2

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I decided to make my stepdaughter a pair of monogram shoes! Boy did they turn out cute!!  I did them a little different than the ones I did for myself.  I decided to do the monogram on her toe, do to the fact that her tongue was quite a bit smaller than mine. Instead of paint I used permeant vinyl with a few layers of shiny Modge Podge on over it. I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut the vinyl and tweezers to place them.  My advice is to have patience and cut extra letters because they get stuck together or ruined and it’s easier to have left over then keep going back and cutting more.

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One shoe done!

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I also decided to do her initials on the back too!

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DIY Monogram Purse

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I made myself a monogram purse a week of so ago.  I love purses they will always be my number one obsession! I showed my Mom and she said she wanted one so I made her one as well.  I did my purse in gold and she decided she wanted her’s black, I like how they both turned out but for picture purposes the black looks better.

I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut the stencil out of contact paper.  I always do my stencils out of contact paper because it is cheaper than vinyl and works great.

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Make sure you push all your edges down REALLY GOOD! If you don’t it will bleed and look messy.  I took my finger nail and pushed all the edges down two or 3 times.

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I used black acrylic paint and a foam brush.  First do you strokes vertical and then do another coat horizontally.  By doing this you will get less of a streaky look.
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They both turned out great! I like the distinct look of the black and the gold is a little more subtle.

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Monogram Earrings

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I told you I am obsessed!  I needed a pair of monogram earrings.  I found these cute earrings and thought they were the perfect canvas to put a monogram on!  I wanted to try pearls, but had a difficult time finding ones that were big enough.

First I went to Mark and Graham to create my “round” monogram. I measured my earrings and luckily got it right on the first try.  Again I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut the vinyl.  I then got my trusty tweezers out, I think tweezers are a must when working with vinyl, then I positioned them on the earrings.

I have had so many compliments on them!  I still want to try some round pearls, just need to find some that are big enough!

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My Current obsession…. MONOGRAMS

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I recently found a love for Monograms! I am not sure what sparked this new excitement, but now I feel the need for everything to be monogrammed.

I found some really cute monogrammed shoes online and I thought “I can do this”.  Mind you they aren’t embroidered like the ones I found online.  I found some cheap low top white tennis shoes for around $10.  I already had the other supplies!  Can’t beat a speciality pair of shoes for $10!

Like I mentioned in my post on the cruise shirts I made, one of my new favorite methods is freezer paper and fabric paint.

Next, I went to Mark and Graham and made a monogram.  I put it into my Silhouette software and cut my freezer paper.  I had to iron the freezer paper on the tongue of the shoes which was a little bit of a challenge, but I got it.  Make sure to take the tags off the tongue, the ones I bought were stitched on so this was pretty easy.  After I ironed the stencil I had made from the freezer paper, I used matte black fabric paint.  I let it dry completely before I peeled off the stencil, then I hit it lightly with the iron.  I was very satisfied with how they turned out.

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After I was done I thought how cute it would be do add a little monogram to the back.  I painted the back square where the name of the shoes were with black acrylic paint.  After they were dry I cut my tiny monograms with white permeant vinyl.  I used my tweezers to apply them to the backs of my shoes.

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They are so cute! Can’t wait to wear them this summer!