This is the second of my posts sharing my projects for Kanban Crafts.
This was a lot of fun to do.
When I make cards and jewellery for people, I use
little Kraft tote bags which I decorate and embellish
as I please! You may have seen some of my simple ones on
my blog somewhere but I don't always
think to post them even though
they are often part of the theme. (naughty!)
When cards and projects are a bit larger,
I use these pure unbleached cotton tote bags.
I find it fun to decorate them and it is
really a blank canvas!
I have used a variety of inks and embellishments
on these and some inks are quite successful but
others seep in and spread.
I have tried priming the surface
before inking but because they are unbleached
it tends not to look too subtle.
I keep experimenting though as I have
I had it in mind for ages to make one for Kanban Crafts
and I have been collecting flowers, butterflies and hearts
from topper sheets that have had some left over
from card making.
So, this weekend I thought I would give it a go
and this is what I came up with.
First of all I had a sheet of card with the logo (trademarked)
and I arranged the flowers, hearts and butterflies
on the page. I shaped all the pieces and layered them
rather high but I knew I was going to be
transferring the image onto a canvas sheet and
wanted the images to be quite prominent.
Once I had the card as I wanted (below)
I photographed it and printed onto canvas (below). I used an A4
adhesive sheet from Claudine Helmuth.
I then attached it to the bag.