Stencil an arrow design on a fringe purse
I found this fringed purse for Little Jo at Target and she loved the style. However, we both agree that it needed a little something extra to make it truly hers. As you know from the jewelry box I did for her recently, she loves The Hunger Games and all things arrow. This little bag needed some arrows!
I had this arrow stencil from DecoArt that I chose to use. First, I sprayed a little stencil adhesive on the back to help it stick to the surface.
I only wanted to use the crossed arrows so I taped off the parts I didn’t want.
For this project, I turned to Little Jo’s favorite color, Deep Turquoise, in a multi-surface paint that would stick to faux suede.
The best tip I can share about stenciling, is that before you ever putting your stencil brush to the surface, make sure you BLOT to remove any excess paint! If you apply multiple thin coats this way, it will prevent the paint from seeping under the stencil.
I used the same paint to add some color around the trim.
I also dabbed a little bit of paint to the ends of the fringes, for an unexpected pop of color.
I wanted to add another element and another color to the purse so I used Shrimp multi-surface paint and made dots. To make them all roughly the same size, I dipped the handle of a paint brush into the paint and dotted straight down onto the surface. If you always do a fresh dip before every dot, they will all be similar and symmetrical.
Little Jo is thrilled with her new, custom purse. I think Katniss would be a fan as well!