So I received the bag and loved it! But I thought I'd give it a little DIY love, maybe just a few light barely-there stenciled Aztec designs. Next thing I knew, I went to town on the entire bag! I painted a $650 designer bag!
But you know what? I LOVE IT EVEN MORE!!!! Here is how it all went down, read on...
Here are the Tulip Soft Fabric Paint colors I started with. I also added in other colors as I went along.
I used clear shelving liner to make my stencils. First I tried blue painter's tape, but it didn't stick well to the surface. The contact paper worked a little better. I drew the designs with a marker and then cut them out with a craft knife. I kept every little piece to use in other areas of the bag.
Here's where I applied the stencils to the bag. Time to paint. I also removed the straps.
I used the Tulip Sponge Pouncers to apply the paint, column by column. I let them dry between each, so they wouldn't smear (I'm left handed).
After I finished adding all this paint, I realized the overall design needed some smaller accents, so I added dots and shading. When I finished, I added the straps back.
See what I mean? I also made a tassel too!
|I only painted one side, so I can wear my bag tan, like on the left, or flip it around and show the painted side. Crafty, right?|
Soooo, what do you think?
Thank you so much to the team at Onna Ehrlich! They are offering a discount for anyone who wants to buy a bag this weekend!
Please visit https://www.onnaehrlich.com/store/derin and use the code: CRAFTYCHICA
Users will have 72 hours to shop this promo which is 3 days, ending will offer the Derin bag for $159 which retails for $650! I don't get anything from this, they are just excited for me to share this experience with all of you!. They