I love thrifting and antique markets.
In the past i bought this handbag. The handle was ripping i “fixed” it with pleather. Not really a good sight.
After painting a couple of shoes, and decluttering, I put 2 and 2 together and thought I could paint this bag and replace the handle with a chain.
I first remove the handle.
Then I cleaned the purse first with a mixture of vinegar and water, and then the area for the flowers with the Angelus cleaner.
Because it’s a black purse I first did a layer of white where I wanted the flowers to be.
After drying, I did a pink base and added more after that was dry as well
I didn’t like the left rose… so I remove it again the Angelus product. And I added leaves. Here you can really see the surface. Scratched and a bit yucky, even after cleaning.
Then I redid tthe outside of the rose because it was too much of a mish mash. And I added shoe leather black product to give it back more shine and colour, and this is the finished product. ( note to self: next time do this before painting)
I still need to find a chain though.