A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Craftster is for freely sharing how to make things! Don't post pics of things you sell in hopes of getting some sales or we'll have to bust out the LIMBO stick on you! Wink
Total Members: 303,159
Currently Running With Scissors:
385 Guests and 10 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

  Show Posts
Pages: 1 ... 11 12 [13]
121  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Re: My First Project Post - Painted Leaf Bag on: March 13, 2006 05:35:19 AM
Thanks to everyone for the positive feedback. Sometimes it's nice to know that someone else appreciates what you do.

Arrhythmia, the paint is just acrylic craft paint. I use Delta brand mostly. I've not noticed a big difference with textile paint and just started using the regular paint instead. Sometimes I'll use the textile medium that goes with it to soften the paint a bit if the fabric isn't so sturdy. But I've never found a way to keep it from stiffening up. Fortunately, it doesn't matter for this project.

As for setting the paint, I just let it dry and then pressed it between plain paper towels (to protect the iron and board) with a really hot iron. Actually, the acrylic paint seems pretty permanent after it dries no matter what you do. Notice how spills and blotches on clothes never come out?

Thanks again for kind words. Makes my day!
122  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / My First Project Post - Painted Leaf Bag on: March 12, 2006 05:30:37 PM
Hi everyone,

This is my first project post - please forgive any clumsiness. I made this bag from a canvas blank Saturday morning. I had been looking for a tote bag and just couldn't fine one I liked well enough and decided to make one myself from what I had on hand.

Lucky me - I found two of these canvas tote blanks in stash. The handles had to go and then I started painting. There are 12 colors of paint in the leaves. The black binding, the replacement handles and grosgrain ribbon on them were all from supplies on hand as well.

Here is the bag and the plain one I started with

The front

The back (though it is reversible they are not the same)
123  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Discussion and Questions / Re: Help me please, I'm no good with colours! on: March 11, 2006 01:55:03 PM
Agreed with the blue being nice but maybe a bit too much. It is hard to tell  the shade of green in the photos, but maybe a soft sage-ey taupe-ey green would work on the walls. Very restful and zen, but not beige.
Pages: 1 ... 11 12 [13]

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
How to Make a Cartoon Collage
How to Have a Perfect Green Christmas
How to Create a Wrapping Paper
How to Create Your Own Napkin Ring
How to Gift Wrap a Bottle
Latest Blog Articles
Craftster Quickies: How to Make Spooky Halloween Decorations
Craft Challenge #110 Announced - Halloween Costume Contest!
Tute Tuesday: Witch Hat Fascinator

Comparison Shopping

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2015, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.