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Topic: upcycled tattooed purses/pouches/etc *oh my pics!*  (Read 8403 times)
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theantihipster
« Reply #20 on: August 12, 2008 09:40:38 PM »

thanks so much! you guys are rad.

I use acrylic paint & seal it with triple-thick clear glaze. Sometimes I hit it with a coat of matte medium first to make the sealant adhere better.

I would've totally guessed that you used One Shot. But since you didn't, I have to ask, what kind of brush did you use for your lines? They're so even. Did you use a brush with longer bristles so you don't have to dip into your paint as often?

I use paint pens (just for the really clean lines), but honestly if I wasn't a tattoo artist I wouldn't be able to bust out lines like that. Tattooing is what taught me that skill which I never had before no matter how much I would draw.

I've tried to use striping brushes but they're never as even as I'd like, and I definitely prefer to use india ink with them, but india ink is really fickle and comes out too transparent (on paper, I could never use that stuff for a project like this)

Wow beautiful work!
You could make a lot of money with those here in Toronto!!

I wish! we have this awesome postal service here in america and I believe we can send items to Toronto if you know anybody..................

You're not tooting your own horn enough so, here.. let me help ya...

*toot* *toot*

way to go you!
hahahahaha! thanks so much to everyone, you're really kind.

stay tuned, I've got a whole new crop of sad little vintage stuff waiting to be painted

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« Reply #21 on: August 13, 2008 08:43:16 AM »

This is so great!!1 I love your  paintings!
This rocks!!
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theantihipster
« Reply #22 on: August 13, 2008 01:58:11 PM »

thanks so much!
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« Reply #23 on: August 15, 2008 02:28:02 PM »

you are so freakin talented! do you take custom orders? instead of only selling things that you've rescued, you could also have ppl send in items of their own they'd like to be hit with some of your artistry. i know i have a boring purse or two that could benefit from your amazingness Smiley
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« Reply #24 on: August 16, 2008 01:04:22 AM »

you are so freakin talented! do you take custom orders? instead of only selling things that you've rescued, you could also have ppl send in items of their own they'd like to be hit with some of your artistry. i know i have a boring purse or two that could benefit from your amazingness Smiley

I've done a few custom orders, they're probably the most fun. It's more like my day job (tattooing) because I'm using someone else's ideas to make a new thing. Kind of like two heads are better than one, does that make sense?
It's better than custom tats because the only limit to what I make is the size of the item, not my customer saying "okay I want to put together a million things for chump change, get to work!"
in other words, thanks very much!
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edenkitty
« Reply #25 on: August 16, 2008 08:41:02 PM »

What a great use of Tattoo flash! I like it a whole lot!
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« Reply #26 on: August 18, 2008 06:56:30 PM »

wow, i must remember to browse more often on craftster! i love your work. i really like the pistol one and the mirror compact, makes me wanna run to the thrift store right now and find a sad purse to upcycle myself. i have paint pens.... oh so many projects to do i will add this one to my list and post when i actually make one or some... thanks for sharing! Grin
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« Reply #27 on: August 18, 2008 09:27:08 PM »

I love the style you chose for these, it stands out in a crowd by far!
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« Reply #28 on: August 18, 2008 10:21:19 PM »

thanks so much everyone!
wow, i must remember to browse more often on craftster! i love your work. i really like the pistol one and the mirror compact, makes me wanna run to the thrift store right now and find a sad purse to upcycle myself. i have paint pens.... oh so many projects to do i will add this one to my list and post when i actually make one or some... thanks for sharing! Grin

I use acrylic paint as well as paint pens, as they can be pretty fickle. I would LOVE it if you posted a finished bag of your own, you should do it!
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« Reply #29 on: August 23, 2008 06:07:09 PM »

It looks like your patients are leather and pleather, am I correct?
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