Hello! All week long, the Stampendous Design Team has been sharing their makes with a fun little tote bag from Canvas Corp. I have to tell you, I love this little bag. Not only because it is a little blank canvas, but also because it is the perfect size for my phone and a couple of other small little things that I usually have in my pockets. I have been needing a tote like this for the days when I don’t have pockets, and this baby fits the bill! I am so excited to start using it.
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I steampunked my tote. I started ff with the Gears stencil taped to my tote. Also, I added a thick acrylic block to the inside of the tote so that the seams wouldn’t be in the way, and I would have more stability.
I masked off some of the gears that I didn’t want to use with my tape too. Then I applied Nutmeg colored Acrylic paint with my 3/8″ Stencil Brush, keeping the brush vry dry so that the paint would not run under the stencil.
After I finished that layer, I used a bit of metallic gold and green, right on top of the brown. It added just a it of shimmer and shine.
Next, I stamped one of the images from the Cling Filigree Stamp Set using black VersaCraft ink from Imagine Crafts. It didn’t come out as dark as I had hoped (totally my fault, not the products), so I went over the stamped image with Fabrico Dual marker, also from Imagine Crafts/Tsuineko.
It was a very fast process because the marker works so well. I repeated this process to add more gears, and another Filigree image to my bag.
I also used a copper paint marker to add a border around the edge of the tote. I had one more Filigree stamp to play with, so I used it around the strap. This time though, I didn’t fill it in with the Fabrico marker. I liked that it looked a little worn out. I also added the “Follow Your Art” stamp from the Charmed Art Perfectly Clear Set. It still needed a little something else, so I added 2 little gears to the bottom left corner. I stitched them on.
It was a simple and quick project, and I have lots of ideas to make more! Please be sure to visit the other Stampendous folks that are hopping along today. Their links are below. Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!