How to Make a Mosaic Shoe

September 11, 2013


I'm really excited to present this project as it is my absolute favourite to date! I've been planning it for over a year now, buying bits and pieces as I've come across them. I hope you enjoy reading how I've created it just as much as I've enjoyed making it!


magical mosaic shoe project


This project has been inspired by one of my favourite mosaic artists, Laurel Skye the author of 'Mosaic Renaissance'.

Materials List:

  • Magic Sculpt white molding resin & hardner
  • Plaster of paris
  • White & pink stianed glass chips (no longer available, just substitute a different material)
  • Costume jewellery
  • Pink millefiori
  • Wooden flourishes
  • Gloves
  • Water
  • Scissors
  • Tweezers
  • Repositioning tool
  • Clear liquid nails
  • Silver spray paint
  • Rhinestone chain
  • Brass filigree dragonfly wings
  • Rolling pin
  • Talcum powder
  • Gorgeous shoe (small in size as they grow)

1. Remove any straps, buckles, beads, ribbons etc from the shoe


shoe to be mosaiced

2. Fill the toe of the shoe with plaster of paris, place the shoe upright to allow it to harden. Clean up any excess once dried.


3. Cover the shoe using a sculpting epoxy, I've just white Magic Sculpt which I purchased online from an Australian hobby store. Use a rolling pin to smooth out the epoxy before covering the shoe, talcum powder will stop it from sticking to the rolling pin. Allow it to set before decorating or painting.


magic sculpt on a shoe to be mosaiced 

4. Optional step - I spray painted the shoe with silver spray paint as I've choosen not to grout the shoe.

shoe to be mosaiced

5. Add the wooden flourishes and paint them 

]mosaic shoe

6. Decorate the shoe. I've used clear liquid nails as the adhesive but you could also use clear silicone.

7. Spray paint the wings silver & add them once you've tiled the rest of the shoe. I've used a few pieces of stained glass chips to hold the wings in place underneath the shoe.

mosaic shoe project

mosaic shoe project


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