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« on: August 20, 2007 08:29:36 PM »

I love doing these purses.  I'm a graphic designer so I use Adobe Photoshop to take my image and colorize and add brightness and saturation to it.  I made this purse for a friend...I painted it with Americana paints and Dazzling Metallics mixed with Staining medium, then I took off the original bamboo handle and made my own beaded handle.  The image is a laserjet printout that I adhered with glue to the front of the purse...then I taped off all the areas and poured envirotex lite on top...I made two sides...one for each of her cats, Puzzle and Waffle.



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« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2007 08:36:16 PM »

Love it. 

The PhotoShop stuff is really nice - I love the idea of using photos that were meaningful to your friend and adding some artistic flair.

Envirotex Lite is another one of those things I'm gonna learn some day!  Do you just use masking tape on the sides?  Is that enough to keep it from dripping down the sides? 
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« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2007 08:40:16 PM »

Yes, you use masking tape.  I have yet to totally master the envirotex...I think the masking tape did a pretty good job, but in certain areas it seeped a thin layer on the sides...so I just sanded it off (It was just in certain spots).  I like the distressed look anyway, so once I sanded off and repainted certain areas, you couldn't even tell that the envirotex was there.  It looked intentionally distressed and cool.
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« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2007 09:03:50 PM »

Oh - yeah, that would work!  Your purse is very inspiring.  One of these days. . .
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« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2007 09:46:27 PM »

Stuff On my Cat  Grin I have that book too hehe.

I love the bag, the colours are so vivid - you did a great job.
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« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2007 12:27:56 PM »

Wow I have never seen anything like this. Its hott
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« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2007 03:57:06 PM »

I like it! You did a really good job.
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