The first finished cigar box looks great, I love the beaded flower centres and if I am honest this is another bag I want for myself. With that purse?handbag finished and listed on ETSY http://www.etsy.com/listing/96492350/floral-cigar-box-purse
it is time to carry on with the Union Jack purse.
I have some wooden letters to attach to the front that I want to have parts of the British flag printed on (that bit was easy). I also want them to be really shiny - this proved to be a little bit more complicated. To begin with I thought I could use embossing powder and a heat gun but this did not give the effect I was after, the varnish that I have would take too long to dry so I have used 3D glossy accents. Exactly the look I wanted and while they were drying I attached the handle. Bag finished and listed.
|folds creases and lumps|
My mother show me a Japan Lacquer box that belonged to her Grandmother (very fashionable in the early 1900's). Inspired by this I thought I would make a handbag in this style. I did a quick on line search for some more design ideas and got started.
|showing the plastic I use so the box doesn't stick together|
I had some black tissue paper to hand and decided to use that - deopatch paper cannot be that different. Or so I thought. The tissue paper slid all over the place, twisted, rucked itself up and bits tore off and left gaps.
I persevered and managed to get most of the box covered but I will have to sand it to get a smooth surface (decopatch paper just works with no dramas), I may have to put another layer of paper on. For this project the difficulties with tissue paper do not matter - I would think again with other projects.