Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Who Doesn't Need Another Purse?

 
Okay, I admit it. I am a purse-aholic. I cannot have too many handbags... all different sizes, styles, colors, etc. What I have discovered, however, is that I always have a vision in mind for the kind of bag that I want to carry - and almost never can find it. SOOO... I have decided to start making some, and of course, Shimmerz is going to play a big part in it!

Here is my latest, little, creation. It measures about 8 x 8 and is a Prima canvas album that I altered with tons of art mediums, and coated like crazy with Shimmerz. This is the second one that I have made this way, and the first I loved so much, and it was stolen by my tweener daughter, Ahna... so it was time to make a second. This time, however, I used pinks/purples, which aren't HER favorite colors. :)

 I sewed some decorative stitches around the pages, and then inserted in a liner, before attaching the whole thing together. After this I used masks a plenty with gesso for the background, and then attached all my flowers and embellishments using Fabri-Tac.
Normally I paint the background first, but I didn't do that here, I simply waited until it was all dry and then layered the following colors on, drying between applications, until I got the color hue that I wanted. All my flowers and embellishments were either burlap, cream or ivory colored, so I could get a monochromatic look.
Here are the colors that I used:
Spritz in Pop Art Pink
Spritz in Mudpie
Vibez in Redy-or-Not
Vibez in Grape Escape
Pearlz in Espresso

xx Heidi

3 comments:

L. Akins said...

Gorgeous.. Love the colors

Nitasha said...

Simply beautiful project! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Stunning! Thanks for the inspiration!