Update a Clutch With Faux Beads Using Scribbles Paint

2 Materials
45 Minutes
I was recently at a street fest, wandering past the vendors that were set-up in the streets and checking out all of their goods. Now, I don’t usually shop at street fests since I am typically there to enjoy the live music and a cocktail or two. ;) However, at this street fest, I spied a fun Aztec style clutch that was super cute. I walked over to get a closer look at it and saw it was only $8. I honestly couldn’t pass up the price for this fun little clutch, so I bought it. When items are this cheap, it’s hard for me to say “NO!”.

My initial plan was to use my street fest clutch as my go-to clutch this Summer. After looking at the design for a bit, I felt it could use a little bit of color. I saw a really cool clutch (very similar to mine) that had pretty bead work on it. Since I have zero patience to actually sit down and add tiny seed beads to anything, I wanted to come up with an easy workaround that would not test my patience.
Do you remember Puffy Paint? I used to use this stuff on t-shirts and sweatshirts to create my own New Kids on the Block fashion statement (yes, people this was before the other boy bands emerged). Since Puffy Paint is dimensional, I thought it would be the perfect solution to create little “beads”. Puffy Paint wins again! This time around it’s a little more fashionable than my NYKOTB outfits. :)
  • Patterned Clutch (Check out this )

Use your orange puffy paint to create dots of paint on your clutch.  I chose to go over the black part of the Aztec design on my clutch.
I added my orange dots to all of the inside black aztec designs and let them dry.
I then added blue dots around the outside of all of my orange dots.

Once the paint was dry on the back side of my clutch, I flipped it over and added my painted bead design to the back.
Suggested materials:
  • Patterned Clutch
  • Scribbles paint in Turquoise and Florescent Orange   (Michael's)
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