Wednesday, February 9, 2011

February Artful Bag Challenge

This month's challenge for the Artful Bag Challenge is Alter It. Using something that is not originally a purse. I used an old hardback book. Removing the guts of the book. I covered the back and front with the pages that were removed. Then waxed over the entire thing. Sides are out of decorative paper and lined inside with the same paper.

Embellished with waxed corn husk flowers, beads, and coffee stained scrim.

I left the back undecorated. I always love how the wax absorbs the paper differently and creates different tones.


Patricia's Paper Crafts said...

Very elegant vintage handbag very creative work of art.

cindy said...

Really pretty! What a clever idea!
I'm into creams right now too for some odd reason...this turned out wonderfully Becks!


Dandelion Dreams said...

This is my favorite one, I think! Love it! I love that you used a book. I love that you used wax! I love that you used book pages. I love the husks, the beads, everything! This is really very pretty and so serene! Way to go!

Faith, trust, and faerie dust!

Ana Cristina Caldatto said...


amei o detalhe com perolas!

Ana Cristina Caldatto said...

Grata pelo carinho do comentario,

venha conhecer meu outro blog

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh wow, this purse is phenomenal!! I am speechless! What a gorgeous creation you have made and I love all the different's so vintage! And I love your butterfly for The Butterfly Effect--precious!

Julie Forest said...

Absolutely beautiful! Love all the texture and the vintage feel you captured!! :)

Sew Loquacious Angela said...

Your bag is very romantic! I love the color theme!

Anonymous said...

Wow thats your work i shall add to follow
Please pop by my blog if you get time and grab the 24 hour freebie digi stamp (altered alice ) while its there.
Have a wonderful and creative weekend
hugs June

Frosted Petunias said...

The hardback book is such a great idea and I love the patina you got from the wax. Love the creamy hues and beautiful trim. Thank you so much for playing this month. :)


Antonella said...

I never would have guessed that this was a book... you did a fantastic job turning this into a purse. Lovely! I'm having so much fun visiting all the purses since I decided to take the plunge too.

Hugs, antonella :-)

Wendy said...

Oh my gosh. I love this bag so much. I have the perfect hat to wear with it.
wishes and whimsy
Wendy from Wonderland

Linda said...

Beautiful bag. I would carry this for real. Great job.

Sandy Ang said...

Lovely to decoupage your book. Those embellishments are so feminine and charming.