How to make Monster High doll shoes: simple techniques using improvised materials
Each generation has its own heroes. This applies to the puppet world - if the children of the 90 went crazy from Barbie and her family, numbering about 70 people, today girls have new idols. This is "Monster High," the children of fairy monsters and other cult characters from cartoons and books. A distinctive feature of the dolls "Monster High" is a non-standard appearance. These are the wrong proportions, unusual make-up, unimaginable hair colors and other elements that meet the modern generation of youth without boundaries and compromises.
But, like any girl, and "Monster High"prefer to dress fashionably and brightly, and also wear high-heeled shoes. And if for one doll the parents are ready to go broke, then on numerous accessories sometimes there will not be enough of any budget. And why, because you can show your imagination and update your doll wardrobe yourself! How to make shoes for dolls "Monster High", we learn from three simple master classes.
Preparation for work
These instructions are the simplest examples,how to make shoes for dolls "Monster High". But even simple work with their own hands requires careful preparation of the workplace. The surface on which the process will occur, it is necessary to get rid of unnecessary objects, and then wipe off - dust and dirt can seriously damage the shoes.
Before you get started, it's worth carefullyWash the hands. In addition, a wipe or towel should be ready. Do not forget about safety - to work with a knife should ask for help from the parents. All you can do!
What will you have to work with?
In the World Wide Web, you can find manyinstructions of different levels of complexity. They differ in both the technique of manufacture and the materials of the base of the shoes. There are masters who cut out shoes made of wood, cast from silicone and even make insteps from nails and wire, achieving maximum similarity with real shoes.
But not always mom and dad will find time fordoll wardrobe. At the same time, an 8-9-year-old child (namely such an audience are the main admirers of "stylish tricks") is hardly able to make doll shoes "Monster High" from a tree or a tin can. Frankie Stein and Draculaur will be happy and more simple, but no less fashionable new things! We will make them from the following materials:
- napkins and newspapers;
- polymer clay.
Shoes for dolls made of polymer clay
Polymer clay is an excellent modern material,existing in all kinds of colors and shades, pleasant and comfortable in work. How to make doll shoes for "Monster High" with their own hands? Yes, it's very simple! It will only be required:
- polymer clay of the right color, suitable for the outfit of the doll;
- any model knife (suitable and clerical).
Of clay it is necessary to mold the base in the formwedge or platform, with a raised one edge - where there should be a heel of the doll "Monster High". We put a foot on it and cut off unnecessary excess on each side.
After that, we cut out two strips with a thickness of about 1-2mm. These strips must be applied from behind to the heel in the form of a back and in front, to form the toe of the shoe. Carefully level the material so that no seams and wrinkles remain.
We get the leg of the "Monster High" from the workpiece and, if you need a heel, we just cut it out of the wedge - the base of the shoe is ready!
Now you can start decorating. From the same clay, you can make straps, paste flowers or apply patterns with a toothpick. After that, the shoes are baked in the oven. It is worth to carefully read the instructions to the polymer clay - the manufacturer usually leaves recommendations for the required temperature and baking time.
It's faster and easier to make shoes for dolls frommodern flexible polymer clay. But such a universal material still needs to be bought, and new accessories are needed now! How to make shoes for dolls "Monster High" from the materials that everyone has in the house?
We will need:
- PVA glue;
- stationery eraser;
- hand cream.
The pupa's leg is smeared with cream, after whichpasted with a napkin in three layers. From above, it is necessary to paste several layers of small pieces of newspaper, abundantly moistened in PVA. Then you need to wrap the legs again with a napkin in two or three layers. A napkin is better to take a white color, so that then the finished shoes would be easier to paint in any color.
Eraser or platform is cut from the erasersocks. If the shoes are on the heel, then for its formation you need to cut the thick edge of the toothpick. The details are neatly glued to the workpiece on the Monster High leg, then wrapped in a couple of layers with a PVC wipe.
Carefully remove the base for the shoes from the foot of the doll. Now you can cut the desired shape from the workpiece and proceed with the decor. Then everything can be limited only by the imagination of the author! To paint shoes you can use glitter, nail polish or acrylic paints.
How to make doll shoes for "Monster High" fromcardboard? In fact, it is not very simple, because of all the techniques presented in this article, working with cardboard requires the greatest skill. For the manufacture of shoes will require:
- not very dense cardboard;
First of all, you will need patterns for harvestingfrom cardboard - insole and wedge. They can be found in huge numbers on the web, draw or print. The workpiece for the insole is best made by yourself - attach the puppet's leg and traverse it.
Two cardboard parts of the workpiece are joined together with an adhesive. Next, they need to be pasted with paper on the papier-mache technique, using small pieces of newspaper or napkins, abundantly moistened in PVA.
After the base for the shoe dries, itscan be dyed or covered with a cloth. Then comes time for design. A thin needle, which will not deform the cardboard when piercing, are formed straps and weave of threads and ribbons. You can sew pieces of fabric or dermatine to the workpiece.
So we learned how to make doll shoes for Monster High.