Ever since the colorblocking trend became a hit, tutorials about how to paint leather clutches poped up all over the blogosphere. Most used pray paints or acrylic paints to create that simple yet effective design feature.
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The basic steps are always the same. Even Matha Stewart (queen of arts and crafts, but no fashion icon imo) took a spin on leather painting, though in a completely different direction.
But it wasn't until I've seen this lovely painted clutch by Tick Tock Vintage, that I wanted to give it a try myself.
So this is what I came up with:
I painted on an old leather bag from my mum that she bougth in Tunisia in the early 90s. Besides acrylic paint I also used fabric paint. I used black, white, green and orange and mixed whatever else I needed. The key really are thin layers and enought drying time in between. It takes a while but is worth the wait. I used it yesterday and it held up all evening very well. No chipping and it also survived the rain on my way home. I didn't even sanded or primed the leather before painting.
I might make over one or two more bags of mine...