I bought a plain, calico bag for £1 at Hobbycraft a while ago and decided to paint and embellish it.
I started by putting a plastic carrier bag inside the bag so that my paint would not go through to the back and to stop it from sticking together.
I painted one side with white gesso and then painted with my brightest fresco paints, including the new Captain Peacock. I tried to stamp on top with black archival using LP CO22, but it didn't stamp clearly enough. So, I stamped onto tissue and then stuck them down with Claudia Helmuth Matte medium. I stencilled a few words and finished off with a bit of scribble using my Black Fudeball pen.
Finally, I added a small picture to the back of the bag. I sealed the artwork by brushing more Matte medium over the top.
A useful make in the week that carriers are now costing 5p.
I am entering this into the PA challenge.