I designed some handbags about a year ago and had them laser cut. One finally made it to the painting stage when I joined a swap titled "evening bag".
It really worked up quickly and I got a feel for what I want to do....and ideas for the others.
The dots you see are actually the DecoArt Glamour Dust glitter paints which I LOVE but they DO NOT photograph well, and really looks yucky in comparison to the "actual" purse up close and personal. I added chain to the wood cut out with jump rings....a little cutie.