Want to take your black boots up a notch? Hand painted boots make a bold statement and add new life to your footwear! Painted boots are a unique accessory or add flair to your style.
The crisp fall air is here and that means it is boot season! When I pulled these boots out of my closet, I thought it would be fun to “zush” them up a bit!
We all have a pair (or two or three!) of black boots in our closet. High heel, low heel, ankle booties, and tall boots. Especially if your boots are a little worn and well-loved, why not grab some paint and a potato and give them a little “refresh?”
I grabbed my DIY Paint, paint pen, and a potato and got to work! Yes, a potato. A russet potato makes a great stamp.
Create Your Own Hand Painted Boots
First I painted the backside of the boots solid with DIY Seaglass paint. Let that dry.
Next, I unzipped the boots and laid them flat on my studio table. This made a nice flat surface for writing. I used a Posca paint pen and wrote one of my favorite quotes. These pens are acrylic paint and they dry quickly.
Make Your Potato Stamp
What’s a potato got to do with painted boots? Potatoes make the perfect stamp! While the lettering was drying, I made my potato stamp. Just cut your potato in half, use a pencil to draw a star, and use a pairing knife to cut out the negative space. Voila!
I brushed DIY Golden Ticket paint on the potato and stamped gold stars all over the boots. This is a great gold paint, it really shimmers on the leather.
Then I zipped the boots back up and started painting the drips! I just love the look of drippy paint. I used DIY Seaglass, Water Lily and Hey Sailor paints. I brushed paint on the top of the boots and let the paint drip and run down the leather.
Hand Painted Drippy Boots Supply List
Hand-painted boots make a bold statement and add new life to your footwear! Consider painting boots as a unique accessory for your holiday outfit or paint your everyday boots to add a whole lotta flair to your style.
Angie Nordstrum is a multi-passionate artist and maker who creates vibrant, colorful paintings on canvas, walls, windows and clothes. Her mission is to create art that inspires and maybe even sets your soul on fire.
Angie’s artistic journey has taken her to fascinating places, including the design and creation of eclectic decor for eight renowned restaurants across the country. Fueled by her love for public art, she has adorned numerous walls in Colorado with captivating murals. Sharing her expertise locally and internationally, Angie imparts her knowledge through engaging workshops. View Angie’s Full Bio