If you’re creative and now you like to style your canvas tote bags, seeking your hand with some painting is not a damaging idea in any respect. You are aware of we are all for making use of our imagination and even our interests to transform our canvas tote bags into veritable artwork.

The step one during the process would be to discover your design. Go for a design that has a sturdy outside line maybe a cartoon character or maybe a list of letters. My very own design was a pair of three cats on one side with a mouse on the back. After you’ve decided your design, sketch or locate the outer lines of the design on a dark colored canvas with a graphite or disappearing yellow/white sewing pencil.

Paint inside the lines with gesso or even a white fabric base paint. Let this layer of paint to dry fully before moving forward. Each gesso and fabric base paint take longer to dry as compared to acrylic paint due to their thickness. The gesso or fabric base paint stiffens and helps to create a surface that could accept a layer of colored paint by using just one layer. You’ve got to paint about ten layers of light shaded paint on dark-colored canvas to get the lightness of the paint to be noticed.

As soon as the gesso or white fabric base paint is dry, make the inner lines of your design. Color each one area along with the proper shaded acrylic or simply fabric paint. Let the paint to dry fully before going forward.

Include any detail you like at this point including shading, little forms like dots, circles, tulips etc .. Shake glitter covering the wet paint to supply another dimension if you want. After all small designs and glitter are used, outline every area by using black paint. Select a liner brush to do the outlining. A liner brush has the paint for a longer time and produces a lengthier line of paint over a small round brush.

Heat set the design and style following the final drying. Place a brown piece of packing paper covering the design area. Turn up your iron and heat on the cotton setting. Position the hot iron in the upper left hand place of the packing paper and hold in position for Just a few seconds. Slowly move the iron to the right one iron’s width and do it again. Continue on moving the iron and heating up the decorating until the whole place has actually been heat set. Get rid of the brown wrapping paper and you will be ready.