Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Painted Bag - Rifle Paper Co. meets Martha Stewart

Last month when I was flying to Florida, I picked up a Martha Stewart Living magazine and my heart skipped a beat when I stumbled upon the Anna Bond article. On her Instagram, I have seen her amazing hand painted Kate Spade bag she did for Fashion Week in Paris - I die! So, when I saw she was talking readers through a how to paint a bag, I figured I had to give it a try. I loved the fun shape and color of the Baggu bag, plus the paint colors she chose. If you purchase the magazine it talks you through the directions and tells you where to get leaves to trace - go out and purchase immediately before they switch months! If you feel comfortable with painting leaves, I think you can free hand them. I practiced on paper free handing and then I started painting the bag. Takes a little patience, but overall it's a pretty quick craft. I love how it turned out!

Make sure you let the layers dry. You will also have to go over things a couple times to really fill it in, especially the light blue and gold.

Before and After! Yes, I got a couple to paint because they are so fun - one is maybe ending up as a Christmas gift for someone :)
Photos via me
If you love to paint, give it a whirl! I loved painting the Baggu bag because the leather was soft and I felt like the brushes glided over nicely. I know they are a little more expensive, but if you are wanting a bag that you love, they have great pieces.

Lots of Love,


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