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Topic: "Jane" Handbag- Handpainted Chimp and vintage leaves!  (Read 991 times)
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« on: June 28, 2006 05:29:25 AM »

I'm experimenting with new designs to paint on purses and bags for my upcoming etsy shop. I have ideas of using animals that are less common in designs lately and also incorporating other elements for embellishing.  This was my first purse in the series, and its got me excited to do more. I would appreciate your comments on it. Smiley

This is "Jane". Inspired by Jane Goodall and her work with chimpanzees. The chimp face is handpainted in acrylics (not stenciled). The leaves are pieces of vintage polyester fabric in various textures and patterns. The handbag its self is canvas with bamboo handles.


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« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2006 06:31:48 AM »

Wow.  That is really awesome.  The chimp looks great, and I love the texture of the leaves.  Very cool.
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« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2006 08:31:22 AM »

I am in love with this chimp!  Awesome job
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« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2006 11:14:32 AM »

That's a gorgeous bag!
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« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2006 02:34:04 PM »

well done, thats super and highly unique Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2006 04:15:08 PM »

All hand painted? That's amazing. My hand always shakes when I try to paint by hand.
I agree, that bag is very unique. Wouldn't find that in any ordinary store.

Good luck with your etsy shop!
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« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2006 07:11:05 AM »

Thanks for you kind words everyone!
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« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2006 09:20:15 AM »

Awesome! Love your idea of using animals in designs.
Good Luck with etsy! Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2006 09:40:53 AM »

soooo cute!  I love it!  The chimp graphic is impressive.  It's difficult for me to paint on unprimed fabric,  usually cop out and use a stencil, though you can really get better detail this way.
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« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2006 09:42:41 AM »

Wow, that chimp looks great!!! I hope for your sake you don't get an order for a hundred of them, or you'll end up with arthritis!
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