Summertime Sunflower bag

hello everyone!!

I am first off so excited to be here today sharing with you all my first post as a design team member for TCW!!! like seriously so excited.. so here it goes!!!

I had this bag at home that I knew I quite liked but a little too plain for me….in other words not a lick of colour! So I just knew that I needed to alter it.

I started out by smearing some gesso across the centre of the bag. I didn’t want to cover the whole thing but wanted a spot for a variance of colour.  I then chose to use TCW575-Joyful Sunflower to create the centre piece for my bag. So using some modelling paste I filled the centre of the flower and then picked up the stencil and allowed that portion to dry.

Now you need to bear with me a bit as it seems like this is going one way but ends up in a totally different place!! LOL

So now that the centre was dry, I laid the stencil back in place and then I started applying DecoArt Media Mister in  primary magenta.  (after making a mask to cover the centre of my flower)


Next, I started applying some paints using a make up sponge, each time laying the stencils back in place between drying times….I liked where it was going….

Now this is where it gets a little interesting.   I  thought I might change it up a bit. I loved, and was going for the brightness of the colours, but then decided that I should add a bit of white paint through the stencil 

Yes, I am liking this but it still wasn’t quite what I wanted. So once again I placed the stencil back down and this time I layered a thick layer of gel medium and then sprinkled some seed beads onto it and set it all aside to dry

Now it was almost finished but not quite.. i dug out my jar of black gesso/water mixture and outlined all the petals (or tried too!) and here you have it once again.. my finished bag

I sure hope you have stuck with me from the beginning to see how my process went from a plain bag to the finished piece!

Supplies used today:

-modelling paste
-TCW575-Joyful Sunflower
-Gel Medium
-White Gesso

**Disclaimer** Some of the products used in this project were given to me by The Crafters Workshop. The opinions shared are my own.

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diana hetherington
The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team

8 thoughts on “Summertime Sunflower bag

  1. This is just fabulous!I have a similar bag that i want to try your technique on.Very inspiring and great instructions.Can’t wait for your next post!

  2. Me encanta que girasol tan precioso te ha quedado en esa bolsa. Dan ganas de probar esta técnica, yo sobre tela no he experimentado mucho con pastas de modelar y gessos, pero viendo el resultado…es fantástico
    Besote!!!!

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