November 2, 2011

DIY: Cosmic Print On Shoes


Over the weekend I addressed my artstic and Jeffrey Campbells itch by painting my boots like the Jeffrey Campbell Cosmic Litas. The task fulfilled my craving of buying the actual shoes and as a result saved me $200… So I spent it by buying another pair of Jeffrey Campbell and will be eyeing the mail man like he’s my lost love for the next week or two.

Now before you point out the flaw in my logic, let’s just enjoy my DIY Jeffrey Campbell Cosmic print on my old boots…


Here are the steps 

1. Get yourself a pair of old shoes, acrylic paint (I got red, white, metallic silver and blue), a brush and a few sponges.

2. Paint your shoes with a brush and vary the shades of the paint as you apply it on. Don’t worry about blending the shades evenly as that won’t look like the cosmic print.

3. After the coat is dry, dab additional paint on with a sponge. Start with the darker colors and work your way to white. Make it spontaneous and don’t be afraid of the random bursts of paint.

4. Carefully dab white paint on like the stars with a pointed brush.
Steps 2 to 4 shown in the pictures above.

5. Spray some glaze on the shoes after the paint has dried to protect the paint. I used Deco Art's Triple Thick Glaze Lustre.
Make sure you spray it outside as the smell can be overwhelming.


And here is the final result! I now love my boots 10 times more than before.


{Photos of me by Justyna; Louis Vuitton bag; DIY Cosmic print boots; Zara pants}

95 comments:

  1. Love your DIY and the red of that sweater is FABULOUS! Love the pants and the bag as well.. I also forgot how much I love your blog name Pop Champagne, it always makes me smile when I see a new post from you!'

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  2. wow amazing shoes love it!!!

    xoxo,
    Luísa

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  3. This is AWESOME! If I didn't know I would have so guessed you bought it like that at a store. I have to try this some time! Btw I'm loving that red sweater and your frames! ;)

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  4. so cute in red!!!

    new post on my blog! I'm waiting for your comment!

    kiss
    www.thecurlylady.blogspot.com

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  5. i love your DIY..
    u look great with red

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  6. What an AWESOME diy. You're so creative Julie :)

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  7. Very hot!! Love what you did with the boots!!

    www.dashysassy.com

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  8. wow - amazing - you did a good job with this. was a little skeptic, but when I saw the end result, I can give it a thumbs up - nice job.

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  9. That's really cool--and I don't even know JC. Maybe there is a flaw in your logic or maybe soon you'll have 2 pair for the price of one. And in the meantime, a very happy mail man.

    I'm going out of town for a few days to the middle of nowhere. So if I'm not commenting, it's because I'm someplace where no one can "hear me now".

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  10. you are an artist! congrats on that amazing project<3 love the cozy outfit!!!

    xx
    teresa
    www.trend-ish.com

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  11. I HEART the nerdy-chic look. :) Those boots are rugged... and totally awesome!


    Jasmine
    http://adamalexmommy.blogspot.com

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  12. Wow! Can't believe how good these look xoxo
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  13. I am consistently amazed with your amazing DIYs! Seriously, wow.

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  14. Wow, love the boots, your red jumper and your bag!! you look so cute in glasses :)

    Bee happy x
    Have a delicious day!

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  15. Oh my GOD! I am amazed at the beauty of that red sweater and boots. <3

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  16. I love the looks you can pull off, if I wore those, I would look like a clown! I love the red sweater too ^^

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  17. What a nice outfit! I love the boots. You look great dear! :-)

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  18. this is such an awesome DIY. love it. thanks so much for visiting my blog and for your sweet comments too

    xo Monroe

    Fashion Steele NYC

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  20. That looks SO awesome. I need to try that DIY. Also, I love how you styled them. Best red sweater ever!

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  21. LOVE the DIY boots! Great downtown off-duty look <3

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  22. You llok great and are talented too. I wasnt sure about the boots until you put the glaze on and then they just went pop for me. Great job. Xxxx

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  23. You are beautiful! :) Following ! You can be my fashion inspiration! xx

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  24. Thank you for your comment! I follow you!
    Great idea, your boots is amazing! I love. ♥

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  25. Girl, you never cease to amaze me! WOO HOO on saving money! That's what it is all about. You can use that money for something else. Your boots look awesome. You did a fabulous job. Hope you're having a great day! :D
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  26. actually I like yours more than the JCs. they look more wearable :)

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  27. The boots look amazing! great ideia!

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  28. best DIY EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!! so awesome!

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  29. awesome blog! I love your style

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  30. such a great idea!! haha i love JC shoes so much too! i want them all. looking forward to seeing a post with you wearing your new ones!

    krissykreates.blogspot.com

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  31. This is so creative. I love it! I would never think to customise my own shoes.

    Thank you for the lovely comment on my blog. I'm definitely your newest follower. :)

    Sorcha x
    Bonfire Brunette

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  32. Wow. That's amazing. Gorgeous DIY boots.

    Tracy

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  33. you look great! awesome boots!

    crystal

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  34. nice jobs on the DIY!! its so creative!

    x0
    annette
    www.theversastyle.blogspot.com

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  35. I love me some JC shoes but your boots are even better than his version. FAB!!!

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  36. I love the shoes. You always have the best DIYs. They are so easy to duplicate.

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  37. I love your DIY cosmic boots! I am obssessed with those lita's too. I dunno when I will ever be able to get a pair. hahahahah Thanks for the comment on my blog I really appreciate it!

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  38. What a great idea. Love how the boots turned out!

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  39. Another awesome DIY! Love your "nerd" look too!

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  40. Nice outfit, love your red sweater, & of course LOOOOVE YOUR DIY BOOOTS!! VERRY COOL!!
    They came out really awesome!! Great job! :D

    Jw, who is your boots by? because I loove them! ♥

    & I lol'd @ "eyeing the mail man like he’s my lost love for the next week or two".

    Thanks for your comment on my Halloween nails post! :D

    -Eliza

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  41. I need to do this DIY like right now. It's 1 o'clock at night, so the only thing keeping me bakc is that I wouldn't be able to buy paint anywhere at the moment. But I'm seriously doing this!

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  42. Wow, that's awesome! I love DIY! And your red sweater is amazing too!

    Aryn
    Driftwood and Daydreams

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  43. Another awesome DIY! Julie I love it, and I may try it out with an old pair of shoes, I am not totally handy but if it goes wrong I was going to toss it anyway ;)

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  44. Love the boots !! You're so pretty, dear..


    I'm following you now!!

    Feel free to check and follow my blog.
    I'm a new blogger :)Keep in touch.

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  45. I love this DIY project!!!! I totally want to do this!

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  46. Oh my god, i should wait to do this with my shoes! love it!


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  47. So creative...awesome job on those boots!

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  48. amazing! work! the shoes look vintage! thank you for sharing your great idea:)

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  49. awesome DIY!! wish i have the guts to do that to my shoes and pull them off like you did.

    thanks for dropping by my blog. :)

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  50. Looks great! I saw some other cosmic prints, on bags, shirts, dresses...trousers. It is absolutely gorgeous. Great DIY.

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  51. This is a different look for you- but I really like it! Very unique!

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  52. Awesome DIY idea! Love the galaxy inspired vibe! =)

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  53. the red sweater makes your outfit uber cool. And what an amazing DIY. The shoes do look super awesome after you got done with them.

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  54. What a lovely DIY hun. Sometimes its absollutely necessary (especially for students) to be resoursefull and manipulate pieces to its desired effect =) Anyway you did an amazing job on these boots ^_^

    Eli

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  55. You are becoming the DIY queen darling and I love red on you!

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  56. fantastic job! and i totally see your logic! there is always logic when buying jc shoes!

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  57. great DIY project!! love the glasses as well!

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  58. That is SO creative and a fun way to spruce up a classic pair of Jeffrey Campbells! Bravo, no. Brava ;)

    LOVE that red sweater on you, looks so snug!

    xo
    http://hautecouture3.blogspot.com

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  59. you're very creative turning something old to something in style. thumbs up!!!

    hope your long love will arrive asap.

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  60. This looks like a really fun DIY! And I love how u took the inspiration and make it very original looking. The red on the boots is looking so good!

    Fang Ting
    ftashion

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  61. I love this post! your shoes look amazing :)

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  62. LOVE your outfit and the gorgeous red sweater! Obsessed and want it. You have a great blog here, congrats! Thanks so much for the visit and the comment. Would love to follow each other :)

    xx
    Couture Caddy

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  63. oh gosh, that is an incredible DIY *___* so lovely, so artistic! You look so amazing here! I love that big red sweater, it sure looks cozy > w< <3

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  64. They turned out so well! What a great idea, you look lovely :)

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  65. I LOVE THESE! You did an amazing job...I would have spent the $ on a new pair as well...

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  66. That's amazing! You did such a great job with the boots. And you look wonderful. I love that jumper.

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  67. WOW awesome DIY, never would have guessed you did it, looks so professional! Love them.

    xStace
    TEE&FAME

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  68. très jolie...et j'adore ton pull rouge

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  69. awesome look.. i love your red sweater a lot.. and that boots are such a great DIY ;)

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  70. this is fantastic! Definitely going to try it

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  71. This is hands down the best blogger DIY I've seen. These came out so well and they look amazing with that red sweater. Also I think your logic is totally justified. I'd do the same thing.

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  72. This is friggin' awesome!!! Thanks for sharing, the boots came out totally beautiful!!! xx

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  73. OMGEEEE! One of the best shoes DIY's I've seen in a while. I may need to try this out.. Thanks for sharing, sweets!

    xx Love & Aloha
    Swing by to enter my Alainn Bella Giveaway!

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  74. omg i'm so glad i found your blog *o* it's so pretty! this particular post is great for me, i've been trying to revamp some old boots, i just might give this a try ;D thank you so much! your blog really inspired me ^^ you have new subbie here :3

    Love * Monstros no Armário

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  75. Clever idea. Love your outfit, by the way.

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  76. wow i absolutely love what you did with your boots, they look so fabulous now!! also the red jumper is gorgous!
    love and kiss,mary

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  77. that is so cool! definitely a bomb idea, must try someday. thanks for the comment, i love your blog! new follower~ follow back if you'd like!

    xx maggie
    saltandleather.blogspot.com

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  78. i lvoe this! so fantastic!

    thanksgrace.blogspot.com

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