TCW – Joyful Sunflower canvas bag

hello everyone!!

holy what a summer it has been so far right! I am not sure about you all but for me it has been and has it ever gone quickly!!!

today I am here to share with you my very first project created for  The Crafter’s Workshop blog (http://www NULL.thecraftersworkshop NULL.blogspot .

I had this bag at home that I knew I quite liked but a little too plain for me….in other words not a lick of colour! So I just knew that I needed to alter it.

I started out by smearing some gesso (http://store NULL.thecraftersworkshop across the centre of the bag. I didn’t want to cover the whole thing but wanted a spot for a variance of colour.  I then chose to use TCW575-Joyful Sunflower (http://store NULL.thecraftersworkshop to create the centre piece for my bag. So using some modelling paste (http://store NULL.thecraftersworkshop I filled the centre of the flower and then picked up the stencil and allowed that portion to dry.

Now you need to bear with me a bit as it seems like this is going one way but ends up in a totally different place!! LOL

So now that the centre was dry, I laid the stencil back in place and then I started applying DecoArt Media Mister in  primary magenta.  (after making a mask to cover the centre of my flower)

Next, I started applying some paints using a make up sponge, each time laying the stencils back in place between drying times….I liked where it was going….

Now this is where it gets a little interesting.   I  thought I might change it up a bit. I loved, and was going for the brightness of the colours, but then decided that I should add a bit of white paint through the stencil 

Yes, I am liking this but it still wasn’t quite what I wanted. So once again I placed the stencil back down and this time I layered a thick layer of gel medium (http://store NULL.thecraftersworkshop and then sprinkled some seed beads onto it and set it all aside to dry

Now it was almost finished but not quite.. i dug out my jar of black gesso/water mixture and outlined all the petals (or tried too!) and here you have it once again.. my finished bag

I sure hope you have stuck with me from the beginning to see how my process went from a plain bag to the finished piece!


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Supplies Used:

TCW575 – Joyful Sunflower (http://store NULL.thecraftersworkshop
TCW9001 – White Gesso (http://store NULL.thecraftersworkshop
TCW9005 – Modeling Paste (http://store NULL.thecraftersworkshop
DecoArt Paints
seed beads
sharpie marker