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savannahjan
Jul. 28th, 2014 07:01 pm (UTC)
I was amused at the bag because I kep imagining an emergency and someone frantically looking for a first aid kit. They see yours on your table at a coffee house, and grab it. And when they open it, you get this WTF?! Look from the person, and you just sit there innocently enjoying your drink, and you have this innocent "what?" Look. *laugh*

Acrylic paint would work, but I suspect it would always be flaking off. What about spray painting it? Not sure if that would be much better. Sharpies are good for covering that kind of fabric. But less ideal for making it beautiful again. You could cover it in duct tape. They have so many patterns now. :) I don't really have any good ideas because I'm not the crafty type. Good luck figuring it out, and I can't wait to see the finished product.
kinston
Jul. 30th, 2014 03:31 am (UTC)
Ahh these are all really good suggestions! I'm still sooo wanting to do acrylic paint- what do you think of a layer of Mod Podge over it? Would that cease any paint chip flaking, ya think? I've never worked with such a weird fabric before so I'm trying to do some research before I fuck it up. :D

Edit: Oh and your coffee shop scenario made me cackle aloud. Does that make me a bad person to giggle at someone's misfortune while I journal away and mind my own business?

Edit 2: That would make an amazing journal entry.

Edited at 2014-07-30 03:32 am (UTC)
yummee_pie
Jul. 29th, 2014 11:44 pm (UTC)
There are two things I would do:

I would take a piece of paper and trace the circle. Then I would use that circle as a pattern. They sell duct tape in sheets, but you could also get felt (or really any kind of fabric but since it could fray, I'd put clear nail polish around the edge), old jeans, a favorite shirt... and I would cut out the shape from whatever you want and hand-sew it over the circle. Then I'd go crazy with buttons so that the circle looks like part of a decoration.

The other thing I would do would be to lay it flat and sew a rectangle to cover the whole red surface or a sheet of duct tape. I wouldn't use paint because it could flake off (even that white circle is going to eventually flake off).
kinston
Jul. 30th, 2014 03:35 am (UTC)
I love these ideas but I'm still soooo set on using acrylic paint that it hurts me on the inside. Do you think a layer of Mod Podge might keep it from flaking to shit? But still... I really like the button idea holy cow! Sounds super cute.
yummee_pie
Jul. 30th, 2014 03:50 am (UTC)
Not sure Modge Podge would work but you could try covering it and then painting over the new fabric? That way you know the paint would stick better?

Edit: The best kind of fabric that I am aware of that is also sew-able is canvas. I would cover all the red in canvas and then you can paint over the canvas without worrying about flaking. Nobody would even know it was once a First-Aid bag and you'll have the option of replacing the canvas if you decide you'd like a new look.

Edited at 2014-07-30 04:05 am (UTC)
yummee_pie
Jul. 30th, 2014 01:14 am (UTC)
By the way, you made an appearance in my Journal today ;3

(Sorry about the inaccurate details of your Journals!)
kinston
Jul. 30th, 2014 03:36 am (UTC)
Um... I'm so flattered that I am blushing! Thank you so much for sharing this with me. I'm going to print it out and paste it in my journal so we can be ridiculously meta.

Edit: can I post this on my blog? :k

Edited at 2014-07-30 03:37 am (UTC)
yummee_pie
Jul. 30th, 2014 03:52 am (UTC)
Hee hee just like I'm going to do with the photos you made for meeeee! :D And yes, you have my permission to do with it as you like :3
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kinston
Jul. 30th, 2014 03:03 pm (UTC)
Ooh that's a good idea! I think I might even have a jar of that stuff somewhere. ♥♥♥
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