Small weekend projects are great. I made a soft goal to try to do at least one small creative task a week and this particular project was a quick and easy one to tackle.
I started googling instructions on how to paint leather at 11:30pm on a Friday and then finished at 2am. Super simple, straight forward, and in the meanwhile I was able to get caught up on all my podcasts. This was also possible because I had all the materials on hand already with the exception of the matte varnish to seal in the design and protect it from cracks and scratches. I picked that up the following day at my local craft store.
Step One: Determine: design, color, size, placement and mark the guidelines on backpack with milky pen.
Step Two: Print out design on paper, cut to shape, trace and transfer design onto backpack with milky pen.
Step Three: Paint design with acrylic in very thin layers. Start with lightest color first, and build up layers as you go.
Step Four: After paint is completely dry, wipe off guidelines with damp rag. Now only the painted design is left.
Step Five: Paint over design area with a few light layers of matte varnish. Let cure.
Wear it out and enjoy!