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« on: June 28, 2012 12:06:49 PM »

hi, bag boards! this is not so much a purse as it is a backpack, but it got me lots of compliments at school, i thought i'd show it off!

at the beginning of this year, someone outsourced ordering a backpack to my father (even though i was willing to sew one up for a lot less money... whatever, mom...). bad choice number one. he got me an ll bean backpack with a pattern so far away from my usual style and so visually displeasing to me that i had to cover it up. i tried paint, no dice, embroidery, no dice, applique, no dice. finally i broke out the mod podge and a bad fantasy novel (you can see something else i made with that book on my profile) and decoupaged it up!

the whole thing took about a week of drying time. i was trying to make it very hard and dingproof, so i did many, many coats of mod podge and book pages. i loooooove how it turned out, and it was an easy and fun thing to do! highly recommend this method.

now, images!

thanks for looking, comments and criticisms encouraged!


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« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2012 12:28:24 PM »

wow that looks fantastic!  I would not have thought you could decoupage a backpack.

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« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2012 11:15:33 AM »

MUCH more personal and awesome!

« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2012 10:12:15 AM »

thank you! decoupaging a backpack takes a LOT of patience (and about a quarter of a jar of mod podge), but it worked really well! next time i plan on sewing down the edges, because the peeled up and cracked a little.

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