Trinidad Carnival 2014
What you’ll need:
Boots/Sneakers – I had an old pair of boots in the closet. I was probably going to throw them out so why not re-purpose it!
Elmers Glue All – I bought the 950ml bottle from Walmart online and had a lot leftover. Cost was $9. You can buy the smaller 150ml bottle for $2. And also important, Walmart.ca delivers free to your door, no minimum charge.
Glitter – $4 from Walmart.ca Again this was delivered free to my front door.
Masking tape – rolls on sale at Dollarama for $1
Paint brushes - We had some lying in our craft cupboard but you can get them for about $2-4 at the Dollar Store
Newspapers – free
Plastic Container - free
Total cost: $18
Now the good part:
1. Clean boots/sneakers and let them dry
2. Use the masking tape to cover the zip or anywhere else you do not want to glitter e.g. soles, buckles. I was in a rush so I skipped this step but it would have been a disaster had I glued over the zip **omg**
3. Fill your boots/sneakers with newspaper so that it will hold the shape
4. Now you are going to want to mix the elmers glue and the glitter in the plastic container. The ratio is about 1 part glitter to 2 parts glue. If you add too much glitter it will be chunky and that's not good.
5. When you have your mix ready, you will want to use the paintbrush to apply a thin layer or glue/glitter mix to your boots. Don't worry if the fabric of the boot/sneaker shows underneath as you will be applying more than one layer. Also don't worry if the paste looks white. It will dry clear.
6. Leave your boot/sneaker to dry. We put a fan to blow on it and it was dried by the next day. While waiting for the boots to dry I left the paint brushes in water so they would not stiffen up.
7. Once the boots are completely dry, repeat steps 4-6. I only applied 2 full coats and a third touch up to get the look I wanted. My friend applied 3 coats and had complete coverage.
-The glue will cause the boot to take the shape of the stuffing so think well when you are stuffing the footwear
-The more layers of glue you apply, the stiffer the boot will get
-Masking tape the bottom of the boot/sneaker
-This method is faster than using the spray glue but you do lose some of the shine on the glitter. For those with more time you may want to consider the spray glue method or even using the elmers glue to paint on the boot and then sprinkling the glitter on it.
Now it's your turn to share your tips and photos of your blinged out boots! Email your photos and tips to firstname.lastname@example.org
Winds of Discord
Features Kerwin Dubois, Machel Montano, Bunji Garlin, Farmer Nappy, Lyrikal and more.1. Haunted - Machel Montano 2. Press a Button - Kerwin Dubois 3. Doh Tell Me Dat - Flipo 4.Lockdown - Kerwin Dubois & Lyrikal 5.Junction - Machel Montano 6. Monster Winer - Kerwin Dubois & Lil Rick 7. Too Real - Kerwin Dubois 8. Shameless - Machel Montano 9. Drop it down Marfan Remix - Machel Montano 10. Doh Rough Me Marfan Remix- Patrice Roberts 11. Family Marfan Remix - Farmer nappy 12. Big people party - Farmer Nappy 13. Shake dat - Jo Jo 14. EPIC - Machel Montano 15. Its A Carnival - Bunji Garlin 16. Welcome to the carnival - Kerwin Dubois & MX Prime 17. To Me Heart - Razor Sharp Remix - 5 Star Akil 18. Come out to play - Benjai 19. Jab Jab - Talpree 20. Ritual - Machel Montano 21. Mama - Iwer George 22. Done the party - Fay Ann 23. General - Skinny Fabulous 24. Rolly Polly - Mr Killa 25. Roll it - Mikey & Blood 26.Mash Up (Razorsharp Remix) - Destra 27.Power - Machel Montano 28. Ministry of Road (Precision Road Mix) - Machel Montano 29. Sound Bang - Machel Montano 30. Nwa Baby (Baby Sawa Lele) - Flava 31. Wining Good - Olatunji 32. Forget About it - Kerwin Dubois 33. Doh Beg - Kerwin Dubois 34. Red light District SMJ Remix - Bunji Garlin 35.All O Dem - Bunji Garlin 36. Chuku Chuku - Denise Belfon 37. Never See Come See - Kes 38. BTW - Skinny Fabulous 39. BTW (Scratch Master Remix) - Skinny Fabulous 40. Happiest Man Alive (Private Ryan Synth Intro) 41 Happiest man Alive (kubiyashi Refix) - Machel Montano 42. Truck on the road (Road Mix) - Bunji Garlin 43. Truck on the road - Bunji Garlin 44. Drink Till A Mornin - Lead Pipe 45.Party Never Done SMJ Refix - 5 Star Akil & Nadia Batson 46.Spoil Meh Self - Kerwin Dubois 47.State of Mind - Destra 48. True masquerader - Kes 49. She Comin - Machel Montano 50.Blazin Marfan Refix - Chucky 51.My Team - Jaiga 52. Breakaway Remix - Ravi B & Machel Montano feat Mahalakshmi Iyer 53. Bread - Ravi B 54. Man in the house - Cassi 55.Conquer Meh - Lyrikal 56. Just A Lil Bit - Destra 57. Bum Bum Remix - Timaya & Machel Montano 58. Feel to Wuk RoadMix - S. Marshall 59. Effortless - Preedy 60. Bad Habits - kes 61. Catch Me if you can - Fay Ann Lyons