Gumpaste Heel Shoe

Decorating By KarolynAndrea Updated 12 Aug 2011 , 7:03pm by kisamarie

KarolynAndrea Posted 9 Aug 2011 , 10:55pm
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People always ask me to do shoes, but my shoes (high heels) suck. What's the big secret to getting a nice square heel? And I have a template for the sole, but how do you put a platform on it to look more modern?

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mommynana Posted 9 Aug 2011 , 11:15pm
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Don`t know if this wold help but i went to k Mart and found a shoe that was on clearnce. And i bought that and took it apart and used it for the platform.
( As a matter of fact the woman could`t find the other shoe that went with it so the manager gave me the shoe for 2 bucks )

mommynana Posted 9 Aug 2011 , 11:20pm
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Sorry I did`t use the actual shoe, I make a template out of it.

KarolynAndrea Posted 10 Aug 2011 , 12:28am
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Yes, I have done that, but I don't know how to get the shape of the heel look square, like real heels look. Any tips?

mommynana Posted 10 Aug 2011 , 5:51pm
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Look at my photos, There is a shoe their don`t know if thats what you mean By a square heel

Cakewishes Posted 10 Aug 2011 , 6:08pm
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I actually bought a silicone mold for a high heeled shoe; and the heel is actually for the size of a real shoe. There are actually 2 molds - one for 3" and one for 4". I bought the 4" mold and it is one of the best purchases I have ever made. The mold goes up to the platform where the sole would lay so all you would have to do is attach the gumpaste sole to the molded heel. It is great!!! The name of the website is The Foam Studio.

tiptop57 Posted 10 Aug 2011 , 6:23pm
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Another shoe mold source is Petal Craft.

arianka Posted 10 Aug 2011 , 7:22pm
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arianka Posted 10 Aug 2011 , 7:23pm
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bobwonderbuns Posted 10 Aug 2011 , 7:28pm
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Arianka -- you ROCK!!! icon_lol.gif

knlcox Posted 10 Aug 2011 , 7:36pm
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Arianka, your tutorials are wonderful! I love your creativity with the shoes. Thanks for posting!

sugarcheryl Posted 12 Aug 2011 , 3:21am
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Thank you Arainka! You did an amazing job. I can't wait to try something like those shoes now.

LadyTangerine Posted 12 Aug 2011 , 6:43pm
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I attempted my first high heel shoe a few months ago and it took 2 tries to get it right. If I'm understanding correctly, you're referring to the actual shape of the heel itself that's often rounded from the back and sort of flat from the inside? If so, what I did was I shaped the heel and then pressed the inner side flat against a hard surface to flatten it (making it rather square), and then knifed off the edges to give it a sharp edge, and then covered it with black gumpaste (like the bottom of the shoe) to give it a flat edge.

I just uploaded a photo in my album so you get a better idea of what I'm saying, I know it sounds quite confusing! icon_confused.gif

cakegrandma Posted 12 Aug 2011 , 7:00pm
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Arainka, your shoes are lovely (no pun intended) and I can hardly wait to see the tutorials. I've yet to try one so hopefully they will turn out half way decent.

LadyTangerine, your shoe is fantastic!. Love the way it is displayed.

evelyn

kisamarie Posted 12 Aug 2011 , 7:03pm
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Arianka those shoes are just too incredible!!!!!!

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