A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: When you post a project, it's easier for people to discover it if you choose a great title for your thread.
Total Members: 304,843
Currently Running With Scissors:
449 Guests and 5 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Gothic Inspired Bag using Blue Tape Stencils ~~~~ w/ Mini Tutorial  (Read 1210 times)
Tags for this thread: tutorial  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
anefariousimp
Addicted to cute and tiny things
Offline Offline

Posts: 310
Joined: 31-May-2010

View Profile WWW
« on: July 05, 2012 05:10:25 PM »

I made this bag using stencils made out of blue tape and some fabric paint.


It started out it's life looking like this but after a year stashed in the back of my closet, I decided that it needed a fresh coat of paint in order to motivate me to carry it out more!


All I did was Google some images and transferred it out on pieces of blue tape layered together.  I used an Exacto knife to cut out the parts (on a cutting mat - not on the purse!!!) that I wanted the paint to fill.


I mixed some acrylic paint with fabric medium (2:1 ratio) to make my own fabric paint!


I painted about 3 coats on the bag - letting it dry 1 hour in between coats or 20 minutes with the help of a blowdryer.  




After it is completely dry, you just need to carefully remove the blue tape with the help of tweezers or an Exacto knife!  I cleaned up my edges with some Q-Tips soaked in nail polish remover.




You might want to lightly iron the bag with a piece of fabric on top of the stenciled portions for 20-30 seconds to really set the fabric paint if you didn't use a blowdryer during the stenciling process.


You can use this method on most bags, but just make sure the blue tape sticks really well to the material so that when you stencil the the images, the fabric paint only goes on the areas that you want it to go.  I hope you have fun breathing new life into purses that are hiding in your closet too Smiley


« Last Edit: July 05, 2012 05:11:27 PM by anefariousimp » THIS ROCKS   Logged

Be strange. Be weird.  Be geeky. Embrace cuteness =)
www.anefariousimp.etsy.com
http://www.wists.com/anefariousimp
http://pinterest.com/anefariousimp/

***I don't do personal swaps - I was flaked on and it was not a great experience, however I am open to commissions***
mmflinch
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2012 05:53:34 PM »

Nicely done stencils-
THIS ROCKS   Logged
kaz814
Cooking Moderator
Purses, Bags, Wallets Moderator
Reusing, Recycling, Recrafting Moderator

Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 5655
Joined: 03-Oct-2009


View Profile WWW
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2012 07:03:41 PM »

Great job on this!
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
10 Heinous Trends From the 2000s That Should Never Come Back
How to Remove Wrinkles from Clothing Without an Iron!
Guide to Wearing Your Little Black Dress
The Fit Housewives of Arizona Photo Shoot
How to Wear Faux Leather Trousers and Fur
Latest Blog Articles
Tute Tuesday: Scrabble Afghan
These Are a Few of My Favorite (Spooky!) Things
Meatless Monday: Pea, Potato, Leek, Mint Soup

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

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 ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.