Sunday, June 03, 2018

painted peony purse


Peony season has arrived and that means I've been at our local Sunday market every weekend at 10am sharp picking out a bouquet. 

It also means that I get extra inspired during this time of year because there is nothing quite as beautiful as a peony! And after finding a $12 simple white purse, I was totally inspired to transform it with a little paint and creativity.

The purse that I used was synthetic leather (not leather) and in my experience pretty much any "pleather" accessories can be transformed with good ol' acrylic paint. I've transformed countless pleather purses and so far I haven't experienced any issues with cracking or peeling because I seal them with gel medium or a light layer of polyurethane.

If this worries or concerns you, there are some really great leather/synthetic paints out there which are guaranteed to work well on that surface. My favorite is Angelus paint which is formulated to be used on leather/pleather.

I started by lightly sketching out my design with a water based marker and then I got busy painting!

This process is pretty straight forward! I used my peonies as inspiration and took my time painting them. 

The surface on my bag has a lot of texture which I liked because it added a textural element to everything.

As many of you know, I LOVE to use a lot of line work and black outlines my work but for this project I challenged myself not to outline anything but instead but use darker and light shapes of paint for shadows and highlights.

I filled my surface with two big pink peonies and then held onto some of that white space. 


The result is a pretty little floral bag that only cost $12 and a little bit of time and creativity!






15 comments:

Anonymous said...

always love our floral paintings!!!

Holley Downs said...

Oh how I wish I could do this! Your bag is beautiful.

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Anonymous said...

Love it!—Shanna

Carolyn R said...

very beautiful!

Maya Kuzman said...

My goodness! It is wondrous!

Elisabetta Brustio said...

I adore peony and your little "pochette" is wonderful!!!!

Adoro le peonie e la tua piccola "pochette" è straordinaria!!!!

Eli

Caroline said...

Absolutely beautiful! I love how delicate the flowers look with the breathing space of the white background. Stunning.

Gumbo Lily said...

I like it! It looks good on you. Good idea.

Anonymous said...

I just love it! You are so gifted!
Love from Portugal :)

Keira said...

This is so lovely!! My mom is really good at painting (I didn't get that gene, unfortunately) so I'll have to show her this and get her to work her magic on a bag for me for summer. :)

Sue said...

Beautiful!

Jean said...

Simply stunnng.

Anonymous said...

So beautiful!!! ~ Jamie

Emily B Creates said...

Love the bag and as always your whole outfit! Where is that adorable shirt from?!

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