Author: Silvia Mancini
Skill level: BEGINNERS
Attach all the parts using only a drop of water. You will need to wait until the paste is a little bit harder before you start to assemble the parts you cut off.
You will need:
- Rolling pin
- Hard pointed brush
- Pointed tool
- Flat brush size 1
- Pointed brush size 000
- Saracino edible glue (if required)
- Easy Eyes – You can use the shapes you like most. I used the pink and yellow shape – small sizes
- Saracino Modelling sugarpaste: white, fuchsia, pink, blue, red, Tiffany (it needs only for few details), a little bit of grey and light blue (for the eyes of the boy’s shoes)
- Saracino black gel colour
- Saracino white gel colour
- Clear alcohol
- Saracino dust pink
Using the downloaded template cut out all the shapes. Make two balls: white 10g and pink 18g.
Vary the thickness as shown.
You will need to cut out some additional strips that are not on your template.
Form the toe of the shoe as shown.
Create the heel of the shoe.
Attach the heel as shown using a drop of water.
Using a blade trim shape number two
Attach shape number 2 to the base.
Trim any overlapping excess paste using a scalpel. It doesn’t have to be perfect we can blend as shown in the next step.
Using a Dresden tool blend the joint.
Use the Easy Eye cutter on the tongue.
Using your pointed tool define the shape.
Using the white colours paint inside the defined areas.
Using the end of a straw cut out the ‘eyes’ from rolled out blue paste.
Attach as shown using a drop of water.
Blend using a Dresden tool.
Using your fine paintbrush draw eye lashes using the black colours. Blend your powder with a clear alcohol as required.
Using your straw cut out highlights for the eyes.
Attach and blend the highlights to each eye.
Fix the shoe tongue into place using Saracino edible glue or a drop of water.
Pack behind the tongue with tissue to keep shape until dry.
Using shape number three wrap around the front of the shoe.
Trim any excess with your scalpel.
Using shape number six fix as shown.
Using a small ball tool make lace holes and pattern on the front of the shoe.
Fix shape number 5 to the heel of the shoe.
Fix shapes number 7 to the back of the shoe.
Make lace holes using your small ball tool.
Make stitch lines using a scalpel or sharp tool.
Attach the 8mm back lace as shown.
Attach piece number 8 around the sole as shown.
Trim any excess at the back using a scalpel.
Trim the toe of the shoe as shown to raise off the floor
Blend edges to round off.
Form a mouth using your scalpel.
Add the 5mm strips as shown.
Check the length needed for your laces.
Give the lace definition using the back of a sharp tool.
Fix the lace into the lace holes previously formed.
Using the longer laces fix to the side of the shoe as shown.
Cut out and fix eyebrows.
Use your scalpel to make a stitch line around the shoe.
Using Tiffany coloured paste attach the front of the shoe.
Using pink powder dust give the cheeks some definition with a soft brush.
Repeat all the above steps to create the other shoe. You can customise each shoe to look how you want.