This is the idea of making a "denim" covered purse out of cardboard and acrylic paint.
The following steps will gonna help you make a Denim Purse just with cardboard.
Cut Pieces Out of Cardboard
For this purse, the length is 7 and 1/2 inches. One piece is cut to to a width of 3 and 1/2 inch, while the large, triangle shaped piece is 7 inches overall.
Select a thin cardboard.
Seven by 7and 1/2
Three and 1/2 by 7 and 1/2
The tools used
Using Paper As the Hem
Cut several pieces of kraft paper to 3/4 of an inch. This will be folded in half, fitted to the cardboard pieces of the purse, and glued into place.
Cut fold in half and glue on
Neat glued pieces
Prime the pieces with white Paint
Just like painting the barn, you need to start with a primer coat.
White primer done
Paint Purse With "Denim" Colored Paint
Paint with the grain of the cardboard, and try to leave bits of the white primer showing through. Using a "dry" brush works best.
Rivets and stitching are added after blue denim paint has dried
Paint White Highlights
Again, using a dry brush, add white highlights to the blue denim "material".
Note how white is added to the hems.
Paint On Stitching
I used an orange paint diluted with some white so the thread appears faded. It is used denim, after all. Each stitch is highlighted with an off white, and a shadow is placed next to each stitch with a very fine marker. Dots are painted at the end of each stitch.
All white areas are not parallel
Colours appear to change because the flash is used at times.
Looks like denim!
Add Rivets and Clasp Button
Here, I painted the rivets with orange and burnt sienna. A shadow is drawn with the black marker to give the appearance of a shadow. For the clasp button, I used a template to draw a black circle, then filled it in with a gold paint. Lettering is added: Levi Strauss....appropriate enough.
Black on gold paint