Thursday, May 29, 2014

May Flowers

Hi! Mary Nasser here to show you what I did with 3 of Maria McGuire’s newest StencilGirl designs –

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!

Happy Stenciling!


  1. As always Mary, this is gorgeous!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

  2. Fun!!! Wish I was packing up my bag and meeting up with you gals. I bet you have a blast.

  3. How cool!! You make this look so easy! Oh, I am packed. Where am I supposed to meet you guys? LOL

    1. Thank you, Michael! Meet us in the Midwest! Lol!

  4. Very pretty stencils and very nice job on that tote bag! You two gals rock!

  5. Love it - so bright and cheerful (winter here, so a bit of summer cheer is a good thing!).

  6. It's beautiful Mary! So special to have these sorts of things personalized!

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  8. Thanks for the buried treasure visit. I thought I'd return and check out this stencil blog of yours:)
    Great tutorial and this bag would keep a smile on my face!

  9. I love this project and will be buying these stencils!


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