Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Up-Cycle That 50's Purse With Epoxy Clay!

I adore these vintage 50's purses.
I immediately visualize a well dressed woman, with her purse in the crook of her arm, walking with her friends.
 I also think these purses are an ideal blank canvas.  
To create my upcycled purse I gathered some interesting embellishments and Jewelry Clay, an air-drying clay great for this project.
 Here is a closer look at my stash of embellishments.  
 I made an interesting shape with clay on my purse.
 You can see here the thickness of my clay application.
 I happily embedded my chosen objects.  
I have been wanting to use that unicorn for some time!
 When I was satisfied with my collage effect, I selected two Pearl-Ex colours.
 You can see in this picture how I "painted"  my powder onto my clay embellished collage.  
 The powder will only stick to the exposed clay.  
24 hours later, I used a stiffer brush to remove all the excess powder form my purse.
 I also use these little alcohol swabs to remove any fingerprints I may have accidently added to the purse.
Now I have a purse that reflects my personal style!


  1. the wheels are spinning on this one!! will try it soon


  2. Another great update for an item that might otherwise go in the trash, Carmi. I love your upcycled projects.

    I just ordered the jewelry clay thanks to you!

  3. How beautiful! I bet we could use that for glamourizing many items. How about doing it on a pretty shaped vase??

  4. Unique and very cool project! Found you through Cyndi's WWBH post!