DIY Nintendo Remote Clutch Bag

9.26.2015






Materials:
Clutch bag
Red, white, and black acrylic paint
Textile medium
Paint brushes
Mod Podge
Foam brush
Nail polish remover
Cotton pad or ball
Pencil and ruler (not pictured)
Painters tape (not pictured)

Steps: 
1. Use nail polish remover or rubbing alcohol to prime the surface for painting 
2. Use painters tape to cover up areas you don't want to accidentally get paint on 
3. Mix black and white paint and textile medium together to get the light grey base color
4. Paint the surface with 2 coats of paint (add more coats if needed)
5. After the grey paint has dried, sketch out the remote design then begin painting the black areas
6. Use painters tape to help guide your lines and paint the rest of the remote design. Let the paint dry
7. Use the tip of a sharp pencil or paintbrush to dip into red paint and write the words
8. Use the foam brush to apply an even layer of Mod Podge over the entire painted area to help seal and protect it

This is by far one of my most favorite DIY tutorials I've ever done. It brings me back to my childhood days of playing my favorite NES games, Duck Hunt and Super Mario 3. I almost painted the Super Mario 3 game image onto the side of the bag, but decided to keep it simple and clean so it doesn't become too over-the-top and tacky. I love how wearable, trendy, cute, and chic this turned out. Although the design is simple, I spent A LOT of time trying to make everything as symmetrical and even as possible. The entire process took about 4-5 hours, with some snack breaks in between while waiting for the paint to dry.

Let me know if you have any questions. If you want this bag, but don't have time to paint, you can purchase it on the blog shop (click here)! If you plan on attempting this DIY, I would love to see your interpretation of this tutorial! Tag @sherryloustudio on your DIY Instagram photos. Have a great weekend!

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