While cleaning out my closet, I found a Chico's jumper that I love but haven't worn in ages. I hated to give/throw it away - so I decided to use the fabric and make something new out of it.
Since I'm going to Spain and Portugal at the end of the month, I decided to make myself a new tote bag to coordinate with the clothes I'll pack for the trip.
I drew a pattern then cut the jumper apart. Applied gesso to the bag front; continued painting until I was happy with the face. Finally, constructed the bag. It's lined with a beautiful painted fabric which you cannot see here. A magnetized snap was added for security - voila a new tote bag for my trip!
This week's Texture Tuesday challenge is to combine two of Kim Klassen's textures with any photo. I used Kim's textures: extreme grunge and beauty.