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Sep 2, 2011, 5:51pm   #1
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So I have a reveal of a bag that I purchased on ebay for a very decent price. The item was listed in excellent condition, but when it arrived it was littered with pen marks all over the front of the bag. I did not want to send the bag back because it came to me at a decent price and because it was actually a very pretty bag.

So, I decided to be unconventional in my rehab and use it as a canvas.

Here is what I came up with.
Sep 2, 2011, 5:54pm   #2
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First a couple of Before photos. You can see the degree of hardware oxidation and the pen marks.
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Sep 2, 2011, 5:55pm   #3
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I want to see more!
Sep 2, 2011, 5:57pm   #4
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Yeah, I'm here! Let's see!
Sep 2, 2011, 6:00pm   #5
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And the start of my Rehab. First I used my dremel and Wenal polish to fix up the hardware and started my painting. Here are photos on my drawing and color wash. I was SO NERVOUS drawing on this bag. It went against every rehab bone in my Coachie body. I have seen the results of peoples paintings on leather and mostly I hate it. I did not want it to look cheesy.
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Sep 2, 2011, 6:02pm   #6
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And my painting in progress.
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Sep 2, 2011, 6:05pm   #7
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So awesome so far!
Sep 2, 2011, 6:05pm   #8
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A Civil Engie!
Pretty so far! :) Cherry blossoms?
Sep 2, 2011, 6:09pm   #9
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Pretty! How are you planning to seal it so the paint doesn't flake off?
Sep 2, 2011, 6:10pm   #10
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And my finished product after finishing and sealing.

This is an ink and acrylic work. I did several thin watered down layers of paint as directed on leatherworker.net and finished with a sealer also recommended by leatherworker.net. There are several and you can get a few from Tandy.
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Sep 2, 2011, 6:11pm   #11
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Originally Posted by Inferknight
Pretty so far! :) Cherry blossoms?
yes, exactly!
Sep 2, 2011, 6:13pm   #12
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Very nice!
Sep 2, 2011, 6:13pm   #13
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A Civil Engie!
Beautiful! I love the cherry blossoms, especially with the red leather to contrast with the pink :)
Sep 2, 2011, 6:16pm   #14
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This is so cool! I want one!
Sep 2, 2011, 6:16pm   #15
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and a close up....you can see all of the tiny dots.

In hind site, I would probably NOT try for a backgrownd, but at the time I wanted the art to some how blend in with the purse.....
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