Stenciled Tote Bag

Have you heard?  Cutting Edge Stencils is having a contest!  All you have to do is create a special “Cutting Edge Stencil Inspiration” board on Pinterest and pin at least 10 images to it from their blog and/or website.  The prize?  $500!  Count me in!  As I was pinning away, I came across this great tutorial from their blog where they stenciled on canvas tote bags.  I absolutely loved their samples…then thought to myself, “Hey!  I have a blank tote bag downstairs!” About ten minutes later, I started my project.  Here’s how it turned out:

- blank canvas tote bag
- fabric paint
- stencil brush or sponge brush
- stencil
- painters’tabe
- paper bag
To prepare, iron your bag and place a paper bag inside so your paint doesn’t bleed through {ask me how I know…}

So you can see I had some issues.  Let me clarify that this is operator error, NOT the stencil’s fault!  I’ve used this stencil on five other projects {yes, I know, time for a new one…} and have never had a mess like this before.  I was working too fast and didn’t have my stencil adequately taped in place.
So, if you’re careful and stencil correctly, you’ll be done after this step.  If, however, you happen to mess up like I did, you might want to continue with the tutorial…

All better!  Amazing what a little black paint can do, no?

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9 comments on Stenciled Tote Bag

  1. Phil and Darby Hawley
    July 17, 2012 at 11:17 PM (3 years ago)

    This looks great Amy! I love that pattern, what’s it called?

  2. Katie
    July 17, 2012 at 11:19 PM (3 years ago)

    So cute! I have really had the hankering to stencil a tote bag for myself… Gonna have to give it a try.

  3. Grandma
    July 18, 2012 at 5:52 PM (3 years ago)

    Turned out great…I love turquoise…

  4. Hopeful1
    July 18, 2012 at 7:07 PM (3 years ago)

    I love it! It reminds me of stained glass, like a beautiful window!

  5. Heidi Lisa
    July 23, 2012 at 3:22 PM (3 years ago)

    Cool project, love the colors!

  6. Kimberly Sminkey
    July 23, 2012 at 9:34 PM (3 years ago)

    Turned out great Amy! Thanks for sharing at tip toe thru tuesday!


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