Sunday, March 28, 2010

Hand painted stuff -

Have you ever visited Alisa Burke's blog? She has fun stuff to do all the time. Fun classes based on her book and all kinds of new crafty things to make or just look at and admire.
Go there - as soon as you can.

She is amazing.

Inspired by her "messy painting" techniques, I washed a couple of canvas totes that were beige and boring and turned them into these colorful bags.

This bag is for my "stuff". I got a lot of practice doing stencil painting and was surprised at how much I liked it.

Of course, following Melisa's lead, everything is supposed to be messy, so no rules are broken when you have blurred images.

Yeah! Freedom!

This is the first one I painted and got really strung out on hot pink and orange. Oh, how I love hot pink and orange.

See the black drips? Another very freeing technique that is fine to do on canvas because it is so sturdy.

It just doesn't matter that all this craft paint makes the tote a little stiff at first. Using it softens it right up.

This is the back. Looks like it could be the front, it's so pretty.

I also got some little totes to give to my grandchildren with matching coin purses, too.

If I stuff them with books, candy, toys and money, maybe they will actually use them!


Roberta said...

Great job on your canvas totes :D I also love Alisa and have wanted to take one of her on-line classes...but have too many things on the fire right now...but it is still on my "bucket list". Have a great week, fondly, Roberta

Marion said...

Your bags look awesome!! Next time I go to Hobby Lobby I'm going to pick up a few tan canvas bags to try this. Thanks for sharing. Blessings!

Unknown said...

These turned out great! One more thing to add to that ever growing list.

milkcan said...

Awesome, awesome, awesome! They are super amazing!

Karen S said...

What beautiful colorful bags!