As I was thrifting, I found this fabulous camouflage German military poncho. I quickly sketched the idea of a WW1-inspired bag only made from repurposed materials. I also added one main patch inspired by several Nose Art and a German name tag. Also, I was inspired by the Red Baron, which is why I picked red as the color accent. Enjoy this one-of-a-kind art piece!
This WW1 German Camo Bag is fully hand-painted. Furthermore, the fabric is from a vintage German military poncho. Like any vintage item, the bag has signs of wear.
- Vintage German Military poncho as fabric
- Repurposed brown leather
- Repurposed sued from a vintage bag (origin: Italy)
- Vintage military long strap.
- Custom hand-painting skull patch
- DMC embroidery for the patch (waxed with natural bee wax)
- Hand-painted name tag: “Rotes Phantom” ( the Red Phantom in German)
- Custom-made stencil for 88th Company inner tag.
- Distressed with paint and sandpaper.
German Camo Bag:
51.5 cm x 45.5 cm
20.27″ x 17.91″
Hand Painted Story Labels
This WW1 German Camo Bag has its unique label tag from l’Atelier. The tag is numbered with the vest’s unique serial number and has a red wax handmade quality control seal. On the back of the label tag are my full story notes written by hand and hand-painted with watercolors. There are two other stapled tags: one for the -REMAKE©- list and one for measurements.
Hand Painted Packaging
Packaging is the last and most important part of the design process. Since all my items are hand-painted, it’s only natural to apply the same method to their packaging.
I spray painted the 88th Company logo on a beautiful large brown bag on a custom stencil. After inserting the custom item inside the bag, it is folded and closed with a vintage twine string. Finally, like a top-secret letter, the string knot is sealed with a custom wax seal.
This item receives free shipping anywhere around the world through DHL Express. However, taxes may apply from your country’s customs. So please, make sure to contact your local customs for information.
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