Working on canvas with acrylics is my favorite way to use stencils – so I am having a blast stenciling on canvas bags now, too!
And who doesn’t need a cute, bright tote bag for summer day trips and vacations?
For this project, I used a large canvas tote, heavy body acrylic paint in two colors: Permanent Red Violet and Turquoise Green,
Using the blue tape to hold the Loopy Doily stencil in place, I applied Permanent Red Violet with a tiny dauber.
I especially like using these itty-bitty daubers when I want extra control applying paint and for stencils with lots of intricacies like these.
Next, I taped the Tiny Medallion and Seeds stencils in place on the right side of the bag and used another tiny dauber –
this time with Turquoise Green.
Then I rotated these two stencils 180-degrees and used Turquoise Green again on the left side of the bag.
Lastly, I added pink Stained by Sharpie to only the very center of the Loopy Doily stencil.
I did this four times – once on each of the four corners of the outside pocket.
I’m ready to pack this baby and hit the road to meet up with Maria and Carolyn!