So what do you think? It's different, I know.
The lace says flirty and feminine. The ombre-esque paint job says fun and artsy. The bold stripes say sporty and casual. The white patent leather says classy and sophisticated. What does it say to you?
This clutch in particular is not for every woman. I think it's a little "young" for me so I'm putting it in my sell or gift category of crafts. The concept of this project is very adaptable to any look though. Imagine a white lace on a brown bag for a western/rustic look. Or if you've seen my Naughty Notions clutch, it is a bit more sexy and edgy. You won't believe how simple it was to make! A little paint, a little Mod Podge, a little trimming, a little patience, and done!
- Purse. Patent leather worked great for me, but you can Mod Podge virtually any smooth surface. Take it easy on yourself and look for a purse with simple lines and lots of flat surface area.
- Acrylic paint. I used Martha Stewart's Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Craft Paint in Carrot and Pond.
- Mod Podge. I used matte finish.
- Paint brush. I used the same 1cm wide flat brush for paint and Mod Podge.
- Sponge. I cut a strip off the sponge in my kitchen sink.
- Lace. I used some 4 inch wide flat lace.
- Strips of fabric or ribbon. I used some bright orange bias tape.
- Scissors. I used some itty-bitty sharp scissors I stole from my husband's dopp kit.
|The lace I wanted to use was a pale blue. It was pretty, but lacked the pow factor I was looking for. I painted the lace with Pond on some freezer paper and hung it up to dry.|
|Next, I used my brush (not shown) and painted two coats of Carrot on the border of the lace. Then I used my little sponge to feather some more color onto the edges.|
|Special thanks to my 5 yr old daughter for taking my fashion shots!|
You noticed the snow along the fence? The photos were taken Wednesday, March 21. Spring is a little frosty up here in Montana!
Happy crafting and big hugs from Montana,