DIY Handbag Design: Wings
Over the Thanksgiving holiday, I had some quality art + design time.
You know what that means: (*wink, wink*) I painted something.
I wanted to use my wings sketch on a handbag.
So I broke out one of my Thirty-One purse skirts,
and promptly began altering it.
Because of its length, this grey purse skirt was perfect for the job.
First, I sketched my design on the bag in pencil.
Then I used a black Pentel gel roller for fabric to trace my design.
The fabric has less cotton content than that of a canvas bag.
That just meant that I occasionally had to clean little fuzz bits
off the point of my pens.
I love my Posca fabric pens.
Originally, I was not planning to use the white marker,
but my daughter talked me into it.
Time to put the skirt back on the purse!
I enjoyed this project. One challenge was finding wings that were appropriate for the size requirements. Through my sketching, I learned that it's very easy to get wings wrong.
Let me know if you try this project and what you think about it.