. . . so the 'ole man turned 51 yesterday. And I do say that endearlingly as I'm not far behind on the mark.
I custom made him a man clutch for his new iPad.
I fused a piece of black wool felt to a scrap of muslin and used all sorts of paints to add color to the felt.
I used foil, Angelina fibers, embossing powder and layered black Misty Fuse over the top.
The buckle is a vintage buckle upcycled from a bag of buckles I picked up at a consignment shop, dirt cheap.
(see honey? i do use that junk I bring in)
The iPad fits in nicely.
Below, is the back of the clutch and you don't see the gold blobs on the fabric. The gold blobs are covering a mistake. I accidently grabbed a piece of tracing paper instead of parchment when I went to press over the flap... I had made this mistake before so I knew immediately what I had done.
Misty Fuse fuses to tracing paper and releases from parchment.
Below you can see how the tracing paper looked when I pealed it off.
I was almost finished and didn't want to have to start over by making more fabric. . .
. . . so I put some of this gold leaf stuff over the areas where I couldn't pick off the fused tracing paper and then added some more embossing powder.
I didn't have enough black Misty Fuse to do the back so that is the original fabric.
A one of a kind - man clutch.