- Shoes with a smooth sole
- Patterning tape
- Artist gouache
- Nylon utility brush
- Tape off edges of sole with patterning tape.
- Apply a thin, even layer of gouache to the sole, using the brush. Follow with more coats as needed, letting the paint dry between each application.
- Once dried completely, apply sealant with a clean brush to keep the color from running or streaking. Remember, stepping out in shoes with pink (or blue!) soles should make a lasting impact on your guests—but not on your venue’s floors.
Asos “Proposition” high heels, $79, us.asos.com. Martha Stewart Crafts patterning tape, $7, large brush set, $15, and découpage durable gloss finish, $9.99, michaels.com. Holbein Acryla Gouache watercolor paint in magenta, $5.25, dickblick.com.