And while I don't have an affinity for feet, I do have a fetish for tote bags. I showed you the Dip Dyed Ombre tote bag last week, and since I'd bought a 4-pack of plain canvas bags, I was dying to have fun with the rest.
All you need is a cotton bag, acrylic paint (I'm on a neon kick), fabric medium, scissors and a sponge. Mr. Clean Magic Eraser sponges are great for stenciling because they are dense and will give you solid coverage (versus a holey sponge). Not to be confused with a Holy sponge. Which is a sponge cut in the shape of a cross. *I kid*
Before you hack into your sponge, it's best to sketch out the shapes and pattern you want to make first.
|Yes, my scissors are gold. I Rub 'n' Buffed them. #itsasickness|
It was almost therapeutic creating patterns with the different shapes. I used a pencil eraser for the dots.
Allow your bag to dry for 24-hours, then turn it inside out and heat-set with an iron. After that, you're safe to wash it.
I still had one more bag, and was having too much fun to stop....and you know me and monograms!
I used painter's tape for a clean border, then stenciled around the square. I'm not much of a free-hander, so I printed out my initial and traced it on the bag (the black letter showed through the canvas).
I think I'm set in the