Well today's skype session had to be cancelled (well post-poned) since Hels was demo-ing at a show today (such a celebrity...) So I wanted to post another project from my *art-spir-a-tion* journal. This is the first project that I actually did sketch out first, and I love how it turned out!
I've had this canvas messenger bag by Donna Downey since October, and I've been waiting to alter it til I had an idea worthy of trying it... here it is!
I started by painting the flap green on both sides - I used Folk Art Acrylic Paint. Then painted the rest of the bag in black - took two coats and LOTS of water to get the paint to soak in, but it turned out with mostly even coverage. Then I did some DRIPPAGE in black paint over the front of the flap to tie the black in with the rest of the bag.
I got this awesome 12 x 12 canvas book print (also from Donna Downey's shop), and cut it into thin text strips. I frayed all the edges and glued it all over the flap with fabric glue - a gooey gluey process, but it works great, dries quickly, and is washable after 24 hours.
I wasn't sure if I wanted to layer additional embellishments over the text, and ultimately decided to keep it pretty simple (mostly because I didn't want the bag to get so heavy that I couldn't carry it!
Hope you had fun reading/playing along - I'm looking forward to some new canvas bags coming out from Donna Downey - stay tuned - once they hit the stores I'll be doing some more altering.... fun, fun, fun!
Hope you had a good weekend - be back later in the week with some more things to share.