Wednesday, April 6, 2011
the existential housewife (DIY: book-clutch)
i could not easily decide on a name for my book-clutch. among the titles i considered were: my favorite Georgian author, Vazha-Pshavela's Aluda Ketelauri, Hawthorne's Young Goodman Brown or The Birthmark, Bonhoeffer's The Cost of Discipleship, or something of Dostoevsky...
finally, i decided Albert Camus' The Myth of Sisyphus reflects best my current state: a housewife trapped in a sisyphean curse of domesticity... talk about a conversation piece. what would you name your book-clutch?
what i used (all supplies from Joanns):
black and gold acrylic paints
bronze paint ( i used Lumiere)
contact paper and xacto knife to make a stencil for my title
first, i applied black acrylic paint. after it dried, applied a layer of One Step Crackle. and finally, a layer of Lumiere in bronze.
inside the clutch is painted in gold acrylic.
oh, yeah, i think Waiting for Godot would have made a good book-clutch title for me as well... ;)
see Kate Spade's book-clutches here.