I started by ripping out seams to enlarge some of the side pockets. Then I dyed the bag a dark sage green. Still pretty boring. I added some stenciling , using some little tester tub of white house paint. A few white dots with Ranger Enamel Accents - no more boring!
The motivation for finishing this bag? I'm taking a Joanne Sharpe lettering class tomorrow ! One of the supplies needed is a composition book. I found this Decompostion Book at Crate and Barrel
and painted the teacups with Inktense and Farber Castell watercolor pencils and a tiny bit of water for blending - so fun!
I feel like a kid on the first day of school with my new bag and a brand-new book. Also have a bit of first-day jitters - hope I'm not the only kid in the class who can't write!