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« on: December 09, 2005 07:04:37 PM »

Around a month ago, I was just sitting around being bored out of my natural mind. So I grabbed whatever fabric paint I could find in my desk's craft drawer (only four colors: black, blue, green, and white, unfortunately) and then picked up my old worn-out faux-leather purse which had definitely seen better days. There isn't anything like a painting project to combat severe boredom.



The design is supposed to vaguely emulate Van Gogh's "Starry Night" (picture). For never attempting any sort of artistic/painting endeavor before this, I'm very proud of myself! I'm really not the artsy type, truth be told. And I'm pretty dang proud of the fact that I only used four colors in the whole project! (Also, please ignore the pink paint smears on the palette in the photo, I didn't really rinse it out after my last project. Cheesy My bad.)

Since this project was very hastily done, I didn't bother to seal it. I figured that it was just a fun project for my idle hands. Now, I really wish I had purchased some sealant; the paint's peeling off and there's black showing through from the purse itself. Okay, okay. Lesson learned!
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« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2005 07:06:36 PM »

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I love it. That's very awesome...
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« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2005 07:06:55 PM »

that's awesome!  you could probably make some cash selling those...
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« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2005 07:30:27 PM »

wow...that's really pretty!
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« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2005 12:58:46 PM »

that is awesome... *thinks to self - may have to look thru old purses*
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« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2005 01:18:48 PM »

I LOOOOOVE THAT PURSE.
Now I have "Starry Starry Night" stuck in my head, lol.
ahhhhhhhhhhh I love it. omg. I would so buy one.
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« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2005 06:37:39 PM »

I started singing "Starry Starry Night" in my head, too, when i saw this.  I love that painting; there's a print of it hanging in my living room.  So,needless, to say, I like the purse, too.  If you don't get lots of compliments on it, you should! Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2005 06:42:38 PM »

wow...i want one. I love how you took out the yellows and reds to make the pic match the purse.
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« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2005 06:49:35 PM »


Wow, that is gorgeous!  It immediately brings to mind Starry Night.  KUDOS for a job WELL done!
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« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2005 03:34:48 AM »

I can't believe that's your first "artsy" project!  It's beautiful.  I also saw the resemblance to "Starry Night" right away - you did such a great job on this!

And now I have "Starry Starry Night" stuck in my head, where it will no doubt be all day.  Smiley
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