Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Fan Art: Denim bag by clairebabydesigns on Etsy

clairebabydesigns on etsy

Pretend you live in Bon Temps or just look like it! I L-O-V-E love Charlaine Harris' Southern Vampire (Sookie Stackhouse) book series and am a big fan of the HBO series "True Blood". There is SO much Twilight merchandise out that I decided to do some TRUE BLOOD inspired bags.

I purchased this denim tote bag at a thrift store because it looked Brand New. Everything that is painted on this bag was hand painted by me. The patches were all hand sewn, again by me. The bag measures approx. 14" x 12" x 5".

One side of the bag reads "Fangtasia - the bar with bite" along with some fangs. The other side has a jean pocket along with 6 patches that all relate to True Blood and/or the book series. The patches read: "I heart Eric", "Sookie is Mine", "Merlotte's Bar & Grill", "Fangbanger", "Vampire Bill" with a heart, "Glamour Me". The pocket reads "True Blood" and "I want to do bad things with you" (which is from the theme song of the HBO series).

For this bag, I used acrylic paints, fabric paints and glitter glue. I also attached some gems (the "F" in Fangtasia). The bag probably could be machine washed but I can't guarantee how the washing might affect the paint. I would therefore recommend a light hand washing if necessary.