I made this asymmetric dark blue suede clutch a few days ago. It’s (of course) made of all recycled materials. I’ve used the blue suede before when I made this drawstring fringe bag.
Even though I like it plain and simple, I felt that adding something extra could be a good idea. I recently bought gold textile paint and decided to try it out on the bag.
First I was going to use regular masking tape, but it didn’t stick to the suede. Black electrical tape worked much better with it. The textile paint I used is made mainly for cotton fabric, but, since I will not be washing this bag any time soon, it works just as well on suede. To apply the paint I used a cut off piece from a kitchen sponge.
I really had to let things take some time to get the tape in straight clean lines. It was a little bit difficult to do the corners, mostly because the bag is asymmetrical and logical thinking has never been my strong suit.
I applied the paint.
After the paint has dried some, it’s time to peel off the tape. SO FUN!
The fabric paint is supposed to be sealed with an iron, but, since ironing suede is probably not a good idea, I added heat with my hair dryer.
I’m a bit surprised at how great the lines turned out: I was expecting them to look so much worse.