Can you hear Yoda now?
I hear him saying "Upcycle you will. The planet you will save."
One of the things I do for fun is to go to flea markets. I purchased a $5 (labeled) Fossil purse (green leather) with the intent of drawing Yoda on it. As I continued to walk around the flea market, I was amazed to find a second green purse, made out of what I call "pleather" or plastic-leather. It's much easier to take care of, can be cleaned easier, and still looks nice without the cost of real leather. That purse cost me $2.
So now I had two green purses with the intent of drawing Yoda on them.
Where do I start? Instructables, of course.
Inspired by her Star Wars shoes, and using advice from her Instructable, How to Paint leather shoes by PenfoldPlant, and Upcycled Piano Virtuoso Clutch by Shrimp Salad Circus, I created these Upcycled Yoda Purses.
I put the "I made it" photo under the Upcycled Piano Clutch, because that was the closest thing to this particular Instructable and was great inspiration to try to use permanent marker on a purse.
The Step by Step instructions show the making of the pleather purse. I kept the leather Fossil purse for my own use and the instructions are virtually the same for that one as the pleather one with a few exceptions. Those instructions are in Step 9.
The second purse I gave to my good friend who is also a Star Wars fanatic and was absolutely thrilled to get it. Feel free to check out the photobomb by my own husband from her Facebook post about receiving the purse.
Made a choice I did. Stick with it, I must.
Oh and feel free to leave comments in Yoda-eese, because you know, it's just awesome to talk like that sometimes.
If you didn't catch the hint in the Intro, this instructable shows how I drew a Yoda character onto a green purse.
I bought two different types of purses, one is leather and the details on how I drew Yoda on that purse are in Step 9.
The second purse, shown throughout this instructable, is not leather and it is also green.
The whole purpose for choosing a green purse was so that I could sketch the Yoda and have the majority of his skin color be the original purse color.
I had Gold and Silver Metallic Permanent Markers that I used to color the eyes.
Specifically for the pleather purse, I also used Clear Acrylic Coating Aerosol Spray.
I searched the net high and low for a Yoda cartoon that I could hand-draw onto the purse by looking at it. I have a Pinterest board that I pinned options to and finally found something I thought I could copy by hand. I used regular Word doc to copy the photo into and enlarge it to a landscape size that would print well and I could see the details I needed. My printer was running out of ink hence the changes in color you may see in the photo, but I needed the lines to look at.
In Step 2 of the Instructable titled Star Wars Glowing Headboard with Stars, the author kynac suggests to use a cartoon or coloring book image to copy. That is fantastic advice if you are looking to use this instructable as inspiration to make another character on a purse.