Saturday, June 11, 2011

Altered Wooden Purses

I have this thing for wooden purses. I love to paint them, alter them or do whatever I can with them. I have one or two more unfinished ones tucked away just waiting for me and am always looking to find more. These are 2 of my favorite ones. I painted the one on the left several years ago. I had wanted to learn some new painting techniques and decided that the purse I had sitting there would be perfect to put this design on. It took me forever to find just the handle I wanted for it, but when I found the one that is now on it I knew that was what was needed to complete all the work I had just done on that purse. The one on the right I altered recently using Graphic 45 papers and Prima flowers. I had the old lace trim in a box of sewing items from my mom. Originally it was just too white and bright for the vintage look I was hoping for with the purse so I used some left over coffee to dye the lace and it turned out just the right color to go with the vintage look. I am really hooked on giving plain, wooden purses a new look or a look all of their own so I'm sure there will be a lot more of them in my future. Now just to figure out where to keep them all.

1 comment:

  1. I love Graphic 45--you did a great job! I think you may have inspired me to get my unfinished purses out! :)