Clogs. Wooden shoe know it

Painting a pair of clogs in the folk art style

Clogs. Wooden shoe know it
14th October 2014 Jane Tomlinson

Clogs: solid practical wooden footwear which used to be worn by people who worked on the land especially in the Netherlands and Sweden.

I happened to acquire a pair and thought I’d give them the old ‘folk art’ treatment, just for a bit of fun. One turned out to be gift for a special friend who has a special interest in those two wonderful countries.

IMG_8593So, take your clog, which you have sanded and primed, and draw out your design. Mine featured a sunflower, a bird, a jaguar and a teapot.

 

 

 

 

Put on some great music, apply the first lines of colour, and just keep painting, painting, painting… I’m using acrylic paint. but you could use oils or enamels.

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Here it is from one side…
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…and the other.

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Now you know how much fun that was to paint, start on the other clog.

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Give them two or three coats of yacht varnish over the course of 3 days and there you have it. A nice pair of weatherproof clogs.

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Wooden shoe know it.

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