As you all may know, I am a teacher- so that means I have my summers off and lots of free time to watch tv [if I had cable]. Last summer I was still sans cable, and after one too many rainy-days and finishing Lost on Netflixs, a girlfriend of mine suggested The Carrie Diaries. I had herd of the book, but never read it. But I am a HUGE fan of Sex in the City, so I thought I would check it out.
Needless to say, I finished the 2 seasons in like a week and I am soo sad that it didn't get picked up for a new season :( It was such a sweet and wholesome show, compared to most of the mind garbage on tv now in days.
I already had this bag, but I did get it from the thrift store years back. You could just do this the way that Carrie did, with finger nail polish but for me- that seemed a bit messy. I tried out my paint pens on the surface, and it worked- so thats what I used. You can get a pack of these paint pens/markers from Michaels for about 6 or so dollars. To get the splatter effect I just shook the markers really hard and some paint would fly out. I also smash the tip of the marker on the purse, and let a bunch of paint come out at once, and then let it drip naturally. It only took like 10 mins to dry.
Super happy with how it turned out! And I am channeling my inner Carrie Bradshaw forsure :)
I think our girl Carrie would approve! Remember, if you make one of my D.I.Y.'s, art projects or crafts and upload a picture, make sure you use the hashtag #iliketoARTYhard so that I may see!
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