So I received a Donna Downey canvas messenger bag as a gift about a week ago and I was pretty excited to start it. I just took my time thinking about it cause I didn't want to ruin it. It didn't take too long cause I started adding beautiful green paints with a foam brush and used a spray bottle to cause the paint to move around the lid. The purple is tattered angel glimmer mist that it added in a similar way as the paint I sprayed it heavily, added water and used a foam brush to move it around the bag. After throwing the bag in the dryer cause I am impatient I added the bling flourishes and the big purple flower. The bag came with the word dream which was also canvas but it was white with yellow polka dots. It didn't really go with the bag. Yellow matched but I didn't like how stark it looked on the bag so I sprayed the letters the same color as the bag. After it dried I attached with glue and sewed the letters on. Once I was done with the front I thought how cool would it look with buttons covering the sides. So I began sewing and after about two days of sewing buttons on the bag is finished. I figured the buttons would protect the sides of the bag if I decided to use it. If I need to set it on the floor or anything the sides should not get dirty. I think it might need a little more but for the most part I believe it done.