I knew when first laying eyes on this purse it would be a perfect layout to paint on, I just didn't know what I would paint. With spring coming up, I am influenced by fluorescent colors and fun designs. The design actually came about very organically, I just started painting and the design emerged. The purse is painted on both sides with similar, but different designs. If you can't tell already, I had some fun doing it. After painting with acrylic, I put a water based sealant over top to help make the purse weather proof.