When I saw Carly's DIY tutorial on how to Colorblock an old bag, I knew I had just the right purse to try this on my own. However, I wanted to make my project temporary (or removable). After trying Con-Tact Paper on several other occasions (see here, here, here and here), I knew it would work for this one as well (I still have a whole roll of Con-Tact Paper left over from prior projects). Love the fact that Con-tact paper is durable, yet can be removed when desired without damaging the surface. I still have those Con-tact paper metallic tips on my cat-eye sunglasses. The surface does have to be hard and smooth for applying Con-Tact paper.
My "guinea pig" purse is a lovely faux leather chocolate thrifted vintage find (Goodwill of course). Like many other vintage purses it has a hard case: perfect for this project.
What I used:
my vintage purse
Con-Tact Paper from HomeDepot
scissors or Xacto knife
First, I painted a small piece (about 9"x5") of Con-Tatc Paper with several layers of acrylic paint. I made my own mix using green, blue, and white colors. But you can purchase pre-mixed craft pastel mint color if you wish. Measure your purse and decide how wide your strip would be and cut with scissors or Xacto knife. Peel the backing and attach to the purse (I did wipe the purse with rubbing alcohol first). You're done!