Sparkly footprint unicorns. Can you even stand the cuteness?
This is not my idea. It's a slightly grown-upper version of a kids craft. I figured I'm a big kid, plus this would be fun to do drunk AND sparkly unicorns!
After I posted my first attempt at these, I was asked if I might donate one to a charity auction. I'm not sure how much my feets will fetch, but I'm absolutely down with trying to raise a few extra pennies for The Marvelle Koffler Breast Centre at Mount Sinai Hospital. Because screw you cancer.
Anyway, they were a ton of fun to do and here's how to make your own...
Gather all your stuff. You'll need water, a towel and wash cloth, paper or canvas, acrylic paint, a brush, a pallet/dish, glue and glitter. Pink toenails help... I don't know why... they just do.
Rather than dip your foot in a tray of paint, it is much easier to paint the bottom of your foot. Water the paint down, apply, then step diagonally onto a piece of paper.
Work quickly before the paint has time to dry. Also, remember to position your footprint so that there is room for the horn and mane.
This is really messy business, especially if you make this after a glass (or three) of something boozy. Consider your work area before you start, and remember that towel! Youdo notwant to be hobbling through the house with a painty foot.
When your print has kinda sorta dried you can add the cascaded mane...
... and the horn too. I didn't get too picky here. I just sort of blocked those extra bits in.
It doesn't really matter which side of the foot the horn is added to, the pinky side or the big toe, but I think it looks especially cute when you use the big toe as an ear like below.
Once the mane and the horn are dry, add some black edges to give definition and detailing.
Then add glue and go nuts with the glitter.
For my charity unicorns I used canvas instead of paper. I also prepped the background with a wash of blue paint and added stars and hearts... because apparently unicorns and glitter just aren't enough.
That's it! Easy peasy. The auction will take place at a live event, but you can still donate to The Marvelle Koffler Breast Centre at Mount Sinai Hospital HERE.
A little while ago we took a drive to the big city and stopped in SkullStore, a shop that sells all manner of bones, taxidermy, and other nifty things. I picked up some foot bones and a devil pod/bat nut.
I knew I wanted to make something wearable with the bones and came up with this pair of earrings.
A number of people have asked "WHY?!" I'll admit, it seems a bit weird on the surface, but it's not just for shock. I do have actual reasons for bony jewelry:
• Some believe that human bones help connect us, magically, to those on the other side.
• Primitive materials are beautiful
• I've been exploring foot fetishism
• I have extra bones in my feet!
I toyed with adding lots of different things to these bad boys, but I like that they embrace the primitive. The dark red circle you see is wax embedded with magical herbs, powders and oils. The wax reinforces the idea of being strong, but delicate simultaneously. It's solid though pliable, and easily scratched.
They might not be everyone's cup-o-tea, but I love them.
Wearing them today made me feel a smidge more powerful... and maybe little like Pebbles Flintstone.