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?
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 )
Sorry I did`t use the actual shoe, I make a template out of it.
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?
Look at my photos, There is a shoe their don`t know if thats what you mean By a square heel
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.
Another shoe mold source is Petal Craft.
the author of all these beautifull Stilettos is Roxanne thanks alot
Arianka -- you ROCK!!!
Arianka, your tutorials are wonderful! I love your creativity with the shoes. Thanks for posting!
Thank you Arainka! You did an amazing job. I can't wait to try something like those shoes now.
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!
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.
Arianka those shoes are just too incredible!!!!!!