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Altered Purse
Violette : Folk Art Altered Purse Art Project

How to Make an Altered Purse Project

By Violette

Altered Purse Project by Violette

This is a fun project if you want to resurrect an old purse and exercise your creative juices! You can put almost anything onto your purse as long as you use the proper adhesive and numerous coats of Mod Podge and varnish.

Materials Needed:

  • Old leather or vinyl purse
  • Collage items (Scrapbooking supplies)
  • Sandpaper
  • Photocopied words or quotes
  • Gems, sequins, stars
  • Stickers
  • Glitter
  • Paper doily
  • White glue
  • Mod Podge
  • Varnish
  • Acrylic paints

Project Instructions:

  1. Scuff purse with sandpaper.

  2. Randomly paint acrylics over surface.

  3. Choose your images that you have cut — words, faces, alphabets and patterns.

  4. Mod Podge on the surface of the purse in a pleasing fashion.

  5. Glue on stickers, sequins, gems, stars and glitter.

  6. When dry, Mod Podge several coats over entire design.

  7. For extra protection coat with varnish.

© Violette 2005. All rights reserved.

VioletteViolette is a whimsical creative spirit living in BC, Canada. She can be found driving her Glittergirl van around White Rock and living in the Magic Cottage. More »

Updated 12/23/13