If you came to find this blog because of this purse, let me assure you that I absolutely love this purse and use it. And no, it is not for sale.
I hand drew this purse, based off of an image I found on the net. I made this one for myself (instructions below) and then one for my friend. Her purse is pleather (or fake leather) and I used the same process here with a couple more steps. You can see those instructions here: Yoda Purse – Upcycled It Is
I found the Fossil brand name purse at the Flea Market with the specific purpose to draw Master Yoda on it. I paid $5 for mine (real leather) and it was really clean on the inside.
I used drawing items similar to the following:
I also copied and pasted this drawing to have a copy of.
First of all, I simply cleaned the purse using a dry paper towel to wipe up any loose particles of dirt or grime. I didn’t rub the paper towel too hard either, as I didn’t want the leather to get anymore scratched than it already was.
I tried using a pencil to sketch the lines out for the Yoda, but it didn’t work. I ended up free-hand sketching the lines with the black art pens. I started at the top of the head again and drew the ears, forehead details, eyes, nose, mouth and chin/jawline, in that order.
I DID NOT spray the purse with any acrylic spray, although I will admit I tried it on the bottom of the purse to see what would happen. Just as I suspected, the spray turned the purse a darker color.
The permanent marker has not smudged (yet) on the purse and I don’t expect that it will.
Overall, I love it. I have gotten photos taken of it by complete strangers, I have been asked more times than I can count if I hand drew the pattern and where I got it, the list of questions goes on and on.
Thanks for reading this! I hope you try to upcycle a purse in the near future too!