Wednesday, January 07, 2009
Last night I sat down with my Zva Creative supplies and a Provo Craft purse tin I’ve been hoarding for well over a year. I can definitely check off my New Year’s resolution to use what I already have with this creation! It feels good to finally decorate something that has been sitting in my alterables cupboard forever! I decided to paint the middle of the purse with acrylic paint because it was just too hard to cover around those handles and the clasp…. this was much easier! I added strips of black rhinestones along the front and back sides. Then I used crystal rhinestone swirls all around the middle of the purse (right over the acrylic paint) and embellished them with felt and silk flowers. I use the Zva crystal strips all the time, but this was my first time using the crystal swirl designs. I was so pleased with how easy they are to use! They peel off the carrier sheet easily and the adhesive that shapes the design is firm enough to keep the shape, but pliable enough to allow movement). I also love the black crystal design on the front (those should be in stock at TE soon!) and I finished it all off with a crystal monogram. I overlapped the swoop in my monogram because I liked the way that looked… it’s nice to have options with the design! I adhered Wild Asparagus patterned paper to the front and back of the purse with 1/4″ Sticky Tape and sanded the edges. Here are a few more detail shots so you can see the flowers and crystals up close and personal. Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you all have a wonderful day!