DIY: Refurbished Tote Bag
Inspirations for the design came from research for my Distracted... post; specifically, from the following:
I was inspired by the design from the middle look of Gucci and by seafoam green and a tangerine pastel-like color we have seen around:
Aquilano Rimondi spring '12. Photo: Maria Valentino/MCV; Diane Von Furstenberg spring '12. Photo: Maria Valentino/MCV; Marc Jacobs spring '12. Photo: Courtesy of Marc Jacobs. I got this picture from Refinery29.
Chloe spring '12, Photo: Maria Valentino/MCV Photo; Jason Wu pre-fall '12, Photo: Courtesy of Jason Wu; Cacharel spring '12, Photo: Maria Valentino/MCV Photo; Thakoon Addition pre-fall '12, Photo: Courtesy of Thakoon Addition. I got this picture from Refinery29.
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Things you will need: canvas tote bag, acrylic paint, paint brushes, painter's tape
STEP 1: Sketch a design that you like. Here are a couple of mine:
STEP 3: Once you settle on a design, take your tote bag and use your painter's tape to re-create the design. The painter's tape is used to prevent paint from getting into areas they aren't meant to.
STEP 4: As a precautionary measure, place some old newspapers inside just in case it soaks through...mine didn't, but it depends on what material you are painting on. Mix your colors and paint away! It took a couple coats for me, but it turned out pretty good!
STEP 5: Tadaaaaaaaaa! You have a new and improved tote bag.