Hello! Tami Sanders here with a VERY inky, VERY layered altered purse project to share with you…
This purse started out as a plain, wood, box purse, then layers of inks and designs were added. The inks were heat set after each layer to avoid blending them into each other.
The first layer was a nice, base coat of white acrylic paint. The first layer of design was added using the 12″ Moroccan Tiles template – TCW385 and ColorBox Mix’d Media Inx in Mossy and Verdigris applied using the ColorBox Stylus & Tips. The next layer was made using the 12″ Scallop Flower template – TCW366 and Adobe and Leather Inks. Next, the 12″ Art Is template – TCW261 was inked randomly using Adobe and Leather Inx. Then Mossy Inx was rubbed lightly over the entire purse using a sponge. When dry, the purse was distressed with sandpaper, with heavier “distressing” around the edges.
The raised feather design was created using the 12″ Fancy Feathers template – TCW389 and Golden’s Coarse Molding Paste applied with a palette knife. The paste was allowed to set and dry overnight. It was then tinted using touches of the Vintage and Verdigris Mix’d Media Inx as well as ColorBox Squash and Mudslide Archival Dye Inks from the refill bottles mixed with a little water and applied with a paintbrush.
Holes were drilled in the top of the purse, and wire and beads were used to make the handle.
Think DIMENSION with The Crafter’s Workshop templates and Molding Paste!