Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Drab to FAB: Painted Leather Bag

Had been wanting to do this craft since a long time.
Watched many Internet sources and videos.
Finally did it.

This was a favorite bag of mine in white leather. As with other white objects, this bag also lost its luster. But the lining, chain and lock is still in excellent conditions. Just couldn't throw it away.

Wiped  the surface with cotton dipped in alcohol to remove any protective layer over the leather and to prepare the leather for new pigment.
I used acrylic colors.
You need more than two coats of diluted acrylic with water (1:1 ratio). Crush and twist the bag well before each coat, so that the next coat fills in any crack or wrinkle.
Let the paint dry completely between each coat of color.
Once you are satisfied with the color, give final UNdiluted coat of acrylic paint.

Recently I was watching many videos on brush painting art of Rosmaling.
This is my first attempt at Rosemaling.

After many patient hours
My bag is ready!!

Here is my new bag :)

It looks great! I wore it to a party and my friends liked it.
You got to try painting leather...

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Saturday, 1 July 2017

HIS T-shirt Now MY SKIRT: Easy Refashion

Hi! Summers were ON some time back, and I was just doing some cleaning of the house. Basically trying to get rid of unwanted stuff.
When I noticed a T-shirt of my Hubby, which he had stopped wearing for quite some time. And thanks to inspirations from other blogers and pinterest, came up this project of easy refashion.

This was my Hubby's T-shirt.

Just cut off the collar with a bit of shoulders.
And next cut the sleeves in straight lines.
Sew up the sides such that the upper part is the same size as my waist.
Neatly fold and stitch the waist hem line.
Lucky ones with slim waistline can put in an elastic in the waist hem line.

The skirt is ready to wear..
Oh! Just excuse the cloth pins. I used them to hang the skirt on the hanger while taking the pic.

The skirt is so comfortable. I wear it so often at home.
Perfect summer wear.

Well, I missed on posting a refashion post in Me Made May 2017, as I left for the lovely Tawang trip (see Tawang with me by clicking here).
Here is one.
See you soon again...

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Tutorial: DIY Halterneck Backless Crop Top from old T-shirt

Hi Everyone! Summer is soon approaching! Am here today with a very simple tutorial on how to make a stylish Halterneck Backless Crop ...