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Transformation of a bag by Eirini Tsaima

Hello everyone!!
Today I have a mixed media altered item to show, a military bag made of a heavy-strong canvas fiber... to hide some scrapbooking stuffs in there...My husband came home from work the other day and said ''Hey Eirini i have this military bag and air force pin badges, do you want them or shall i throw them away??'' ''NO... of course not, sweetie... theses goodies are valuable to me...'' - i answered. You should watch his face.. he he he... He must have thought...Crazy woman...

So at first i used some Prima Heavy Gesso with Prima Alphabet stencil on my background, Lindy's mists,  acrylic paints and powders then. I glued down some lace, 2 old painting brushes, a key hunging from a screw, nail I made myself, air forces pins, metallic elements which i had to attach either by sewing them or by using pins, in order they stay firmly on place, and a butterfly - painted with mists and acrylics. A little bit gesso again and stamping. Then I started the fun part... Coloring and adding some glowe to all tiny details (glass beads in a mix of gesso, gel medium and glass glitter - micro beads - everything from Prima).

The difficulty here was that i had to sew them, so that they won't go away when i lift it. The canvas fiber  is a hard matterial to sew. But the result was good, so worth of efforts.If you like it too, look below to see all the supplies i used and be inspired..Thank you for your time...See you soon..Eirini

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  1. hehehe ...I like your story behind the bag....and your bag looks 1000x better !!cracy texture !! love it !!

  2. Amazing As Always I'm your fan xxxxxx

  3. WOW! Eirini! This is fabulous!


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