|Before - very elegant and simple|
When I got my Popbasic Paloma clutch, I knew immediately I wanted to add some flare to it. I had been seeing the cool embossed Zara clutches with fun phrases. I kind of wanted a more New York vibe to mine. Here's what I did:
|Leather paint // Stencil letters // Tape (paint tape recommended) // Recommended brushes but a rag will do|
Supplies cost me around $20 but that's Manhattan. I'm sure you can find more reasonable prices at your local hardware store. The most difficult part (for me) was finding paint that would adhere to leather.
Step 1: Clean off your bag with soap and water to prepare it for the paint. Tape off the area you want to paint and line up the stencil (ruler recommended). Once again: paint tape recommended.
Step 2: Paint area. Wait an hour between coats. The neon yellow striped took 3 very generous layers.
Step 3: It is recommended to add a finish. It will help keep the paint from chipping. Wait... once again.
Not quite what I envisioned but still cool. The neon yellow was difficult to build up on the gray. Also made a few mistakes but guess that's what makes it feel personal. I recommended not using paper stencils and paint tape for more accurate lines. And lastly, you'll need lots of patience. It will take you all day between drying periods.
What DIY have you done lately?