Regardless of the quality of the storyline (and the acting, and the dialogue, and the locale...) from Sex and the City: The Movie 2...Carrie's pink leopard-print luggage she brought to Abu Dhabi stood out as fantastic. What girlie-girl wouldn't want a set of matching PINK leopard-print luggage? You too?? Thought so! Here's how:
Use a photo of leopard print as reference when you make the pattern. A leopard-print is typically made of just two colors: the color inside the spot, and the black splotches surrounding the spot. You can also create a stencil (if you can't find one from the store) by drawing a pattern on a stiff piece of paper (or cardboard, freezer paper, whatever). Create 2 stencils: 1 for the inside spot color; the other to lay on top to create the black splotchy edges. It's a little fiddly to create the stencils, but it ensures your leopard-print is perfect every time.
-leopard print img from layoutsparks.com
Use the darker pink to create the inner spot color.
Use black to create splotchy blobs around the edges of the darker pink. Do not completely enclose the spot in black - and keep it imperfect, just as in nature.
Practice alternating size of spots and orientation of black splotches all over your piece. Allow to dry when your suitcase is completely covered and you are satisfied with the result.
(If you are decorating a hard-sided suitcase, use acrylic paint instead, and follow up with a coat of sealant. A nylon fabric suitcase will not need any sealing.)
Roll through any airport and become the envy of the concrete jungle.