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