Monday, April 4, 2011

It's been so long!!

Ooooh man, how long has it been since I last posted?! I don't even want to check. Anyways, I am back from my surprise hiatus  with a new restyle!

Yesterday I went to the Flea Market, where I got two huge blisters, a coke, and a $3 purse! The purse is what I'm going to focus on~ Here it is before:

As you can see, it's preeeetty simple. Not bad, but also not the bag for me! It was way too plain, so I decided to spruce it up. First I was going to go with navy stripes and make it nautical themed, but thats not really me, so I decided to go with cute teal chevron stripes!To make the stripes even spaced, I lined up tape side to side and then took off every other piece of tape so that all the stripes would be uniform.
Here it is with the tape! Next I mixed up my paints and painted it up~ I also painted the pouch on front a pinkish color. I'm not tooooo sure about the pink, I'm thinking gold might be better.

I sped up the drying process by using a hairdryer. I wanted to take pictures before I went to school so it had to go a little faster. Here it is all done:

 A few things I forgot to mention: I'm sure you can use most  paints, and I just used my regular acrylic paints. Since acrylics are water based, it was really easy to use clean up any little smudges. Just take a clean brush, dip it in water, and scrub at the paint smudge until it's gone~

Sorry this was such a long wait, it won't happen again! :3