Sunday, 6 July 2014

Stencil that Bag!!!

Good morning, I know, where have I been all week, I have my injections next week so I have been catching up with all my DT work, plus doing some playing.  Good news is I have a post everyday up until Wednesday, all I have to do is type them all up lol.  Today over at That Craft Place Challenge Blog the new challenge is Decorate a Bag, so I decided to get painty and decorate a fabric bag with Paperartsy Fresco paints and stencils, I can then take my crochet into the hospital and still see lots of paint lol.  As always I have done a step by step which will hopefully inspire you to have a go :-).
I would like to enter my bag into the following challenges -
Country View Crafts Challenge - Stencil It
Rhedd's Creative Spirit - Altered Art
Fashionable Stamping Challenge - Flowers
Charisma Cardz Challenge - Show us what else you can do
Crafty Girls Challenge - Anything Goes
Oddball Challenge Blog - Alter something

Now initially I was going for nice and clean, sort of less is more,
with only the saying and flowers, I always admire when other crafter's do gorgeous
but clean looking art, BUT I couldn't stand it, I got to that point and thought, I need
more of me, so I decided to carry on.
The thing I like most about this, is I get the best of both worlds, the gorgeous
simple look flowers with a funky arty layer on top :-)

Of course I just had to test it out, you should have seen me, I wrapped my
crochet in a plastic bag, came upstairs, took the photo and then took it back 
downstairs with it's new bag.  You see I like paint everywhere and bringing my
crochet upstairs is always a mega risk of being splashed with paint lol.
I am planning on making some small crochet flowers in these colours to add
to the bag :-)

Lots of pictures showing close ups

And now for the step by step, all products are at the bottom of the post :-)

To start with I found a piece of cardboard to put in my bag to protect the paint
from sticking to the other side.

These are the colours I planned.

To start with I tested it out in my journal :-)

As you can see, the wool that inspired me lol.  I added the paints
onto non stick mat and added fabric medium.

My first layer was Mermaid, all of the paints was added with my brayer.

then guacamole


bora bora



finally pansy.

When I am using part of masks I like to tape up the area I am not using,
it also means that the sticky part helps the stencil not to move.

I used eggplant though a Crafter's Workshop Stencil and my stencil brush.

Next I used guacamole with Paperartsy stencil 

I then added the flowers in mermaid and pansy

At this point I had to charge my camera lol.  All I did was add some more
leaves at the bottom and then using my Montana black paint pen to go around
the edges.

Next I used eggplant with some fabric medium and used my brayer to spread
it out on my mat so I could use it as an ink pad.

I stamped the scrip from Paperartsy HP1304

I then repeated the process with bora bora.  Next I used bora bora and pansy
mixed with fabric medium and snowflake though the Dot Fade stencil.

I stamped the line stamp from Paperartsy EEV05

and used a pencil with the three colours to add dots.

I made this stamp from spare rubber and stamped the circles with the three colours.

Also before the above I had added white pen highlights.

I took a pen top and used it to make circles and cover some of the above
circles with south pacific, little black dress and eggplant.

I then added snowflake paint dots in the circles and then added black dots with my pen.

I hope you enjoyed my crochet bag, and I shall be back tomorrow (maybe this afternoon as I'm planning on playing lol) with another creation.
Happy Crafting :-)
Hugs Kezzy xxxxx

Paperartsy Fresco Paints - little black dress, snowflake, mermaid, bora bora, south pacific, pansy, eggplant, guacamole.
Paperartsy Stamps - EEV05, HP1304
Paperartsy Stencil - PS003
Crafter's Workshop Stencil - mini live, love, laugh
Tm Holtz Stencil  - dot fade
Montana black and white paint pen
Archival jet black ink pad
Fabric bag
Liquitex fabric medium


Teresa said...

Great tutorial! The bag looks amazing! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Girls - good luck x

Julie Lee said...

This is so gorgeous, Kezzy! It is a great composition and works so perfectly for a bag! Lovely colours and a great upbeat message! Hurray! Go PaperArtsy! Thinking of you and hoping all goes really well. xxxx

cheryl said...

this is stunning hun brilliant tutorial too hugs cheryl xx

rachel said...

such a clever make kerry. really love the flowers and the sentoment is fab. i hope the injections go okay next week
hugs rachel x

Sarah B said...

wow - I've a spare bag I'm going to have to transform now - thanks for the inspiration. best wishes xx

Anonymous said...

Fabulous, love seeing the process, very creative.

Thank you for joining us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit.

Moira DT xx

jojo79 said...

That is fantastic, I love it.

Helen said...

What a stunning bag, Kezzy! Love the colours you decorated it with - and how perfect that your crochet matches!

craftytrog said...

I love this Kezzy, it's absolutely gorgeous! Great colours!
Hope your injections go ok.
Alison xxx

Helen said...

Great tutorial and a fab bag too - a great idea.

Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Girls Challenge.

Helen x

Helen said...

Great tutorial and a fab bag too - a great idea.

Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Girls Challenge.

Helen x

Amanda said...

Hi Kezzy I love your bag so much and love that you do the step by step instructions on how you have created it. It's just Beautiful. Love Amanda xx

Yvonne Garner said...

Wow! What a project! You chose some of my favorite colors, too! This is fabulous. Thank you for sharing with us over at FSC! Best, Yvonne

Beccalite said...

Oh my word this is stunning I want it!!! This is fabulous and such a great tutorial thank you xx

Thanks for coming over and joining in with us at Rhedds Creative Spirit.

Great Big Huge Hugs

Becca xxx

mixamatoasties said...

Wow Kezzy that is fab! Love it.

Thanks for sharing at Charisma.

Susan xx

Mrs.B said...

Hi Kezzy, This is such a great make,
love your choice of colours and design, and a great tutorial.
Thanks for sharing with us at FSC
Avril x

Scrumplescrunch said...

Hello Kezzy,
What a delightful bag, I think you have painted it up wonderfully with the stencils. Thanks very much for entering this into the CVC challenge this month.

KarenB said...

Absolutely brilliant - I love the final product but what I love most is that your tutorial takes us on the creative journey... fabulous colours and a great sentiment too.

frezja said...

wow, great idea! I love this bag :) Thanks for playing along with us for the Oddball Art Stamps :)

butterfly said...

Wow - so cool seeing those painty layers building up and the stencilling looks fantastic. An inspired creation, Kerry!
Alison xx

Anonymous said...

Absolutely stunning Kezzy ! I love how you've built up your layers of paint and your stencilling is fantastic ! Thanks for joining us at CVC. Sue C x