My first assignment with Zig Zag has been done.
I was given a Fiorelli handbag to alter….. yes I know! $107NZD handbag! LOL don’t panic though I has assured that it was purchased for $2 at a second hand store…. oh my goodness! That’s a huge discount! LOL
Anyway it was scuffed here and there and really had seen better days. It was really a mess and a dull brown. (sorry I forgot to take before photos).
Jacquard fabric paints – Lumiere 572 (for the main bag), Lumiere 568 (for the fern leaf), 3D Lumiere (for the edges of the flowers). All available from Zig Zag online shop.
Scrap Matts – ferns
Aleen’s Fabric stiffener and drapery liquid (to form and stiffen the fabric flowers)
How did I make the flowers?
- I first cut out 4 petal flowers 3x for each flower
- Then I scrunched them together and hand sewed the base of the flowers to hold them together.
- Then I painted the fabric stiffener on them with a paint brush and formed the petals the way I wanted them to fall as the fabric dried.
- When the flowers were completely stiff I used the 3D lumiere on each of the petal edges.
- And they were done!
I am VERY happy with how it turned out.
Go grab a worn out designer handbag from a second hand shop for next to nothing and alter it. The Jacquard paints really lift it and update any drab bag to a wow bag.
Love to see what you do with yours!