Hey guys I’m back after a break of almost a week! Hope you guys are having a fun summer. A lot is going on, on my end, future travel being one of them. But I’ll save that for another post later. Today however, lets talk about art and an amazing artist, Henri Matisse!
I love when I can combine an artistic inspiration with a diy project. Matisse (1869-1964) was a french artist, sculptor and print-maker but mainly known for his modern paintings. What I love the most about his work is his use of shapes and bold colors. This painting of his is one of my favorites. That combined with a little a gold and leather obsession was the inspiration for today’s DIY Matisse Inspired Pouch tutorial. Its super easy and you can get the whole project done under $10.
What you need:
A piece of leather or vinyl (available at fabric store), canvas pouch, brush-on fabric paint, scissors, glue, needle and thread, a wooden bead, gold marker pen, scale for exact measures and a pencil for drawing the pattern.
Cut the piece of leather in a triangular shape and equal to the width of the pouch. Leave about 1 inch of the leather piece to be folded on the backside. Draw the pattern of your choice. Paint and outline it. Stick the bead just before the the leather flap would end. I secured it with putting about two tucks with a needle and thread. Make a slit on the lower end of the leather flap so that you can push the bead through it.
Also, just got to know from a friend that the Matisse exhibit will be there at the Stedelijk museum in Amsterdam till 16th August 2015, in case your summer travels are going to take you there.
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