|Somewhat faded ivory satin ballet flats. I should note I got these for free because they were going to be thrown away.|
|Oh, the carnage!|
Already they look less modern and more historical, to me.
Having access to shoe dye (I work in a bridal store where we dye shoes), I used leftover portions of previous dye jobs to mix a very pale blue, with the idea that I can always go darker.
|My test swatch with three gradations of dye - the darkest one at the top is the color I ended up with.|
|They will be decorated in a darker blue, so I wanted a very light base.|
|1800-1810 Manchester Art Gallery|
|I knew the two kinds of ribbon would be slightly different colors, but I'm happy with how they look together.|