Sandee Setliff here starting off 6 weeks of "Carry It" with the team. I admit it, I am a promotional bag hoarder. I can't help myself, they give them to me and off it goes to my stash. I keep them cause I know I can repaint them and I love that! This is an insulated tote bag, perfect for taking down to the beach to watch the sunset, perhaps with a bottle of wine and some cheese and hopefully spy a mermaid swimming about.
I began my first making sure any areas that paint can seep through is protected so I slid a piece of cardboard into the pocket and then I began covering over the business logo with gesso. Taping off is a personal preference but it allows me to go faster and not worry about making a mess.
|June Pfaff Daley's Coral Stencil|
Once the background was dry I sponged some acrylic paint through June Pfaff Daley's Coral Stencil to get my background set up for my featured image.
|Jessica Sporn's Mermaid Stencil and Masks|
The mermaid! It's all about her, right? One of my favorite things to do with stencils is to use them as a foundation for what you bring to the table. I like to bring my own creative palette to the table when using stencils and Jessica Sporn's Mermaid Stencil and Masks allows your creativity to soar.
|Coral Reef stencil by June Pfaff Daley|
And the perfect addition is the coordinating Coral Reef stencil by June which creates a fabulous foreground to the Coral stencil. They just complement each other beautifully.
And my firm belief...there is always room for beads and dangly bits!