Sunday, 11 October 2015

Calico bag

Another post inspired by the latest Paperartsy challenge on the theme of wearable art.

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.


8 comments:

  1. Fab bag Hazel, love the random lines xxx

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  2. fantastic bag Hazel, great colours and patterns.

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  3. Love the vibrancy of this, and the single girl on the other side, fab idea. I too bought one of these bags in Hobbycraft some time back, I will have to " dig" it out and show it some colour X

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  4. This is totally amazing hazel, arty, colourful, striking and useful,

    Lucy x

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  5. Love your beautiful, colourful bag Hazel! xxx

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