Friday, September 13, 2013

Blog Hop with Seth Apter's StencilGirls & A Giveaway!

Hi everybody!
 
 We're having a  BLOG HOP  at  StencilGirls Products!
 
A few weeks ago Maria asked me to be a Guest Designer, and since I LOVE Maria dearly, I said yes immediately!
 
So, I'll be a GD on Oct. 4th!!!
 
But then, I was lucky enough to have her ask me to join this Blog Hop today, and this is my Canvas Bag Project with a Seth Apter Stencil design. 
 
 
I'm so happy with the way this turned out.
 
 
This is the stencil we'll all be using - L183.
 

I start with a plain canvas bag. It is rather course, so detail will not be extremely crisp, but I love how it took the colors.

 
We start with a pile of products including paints, stamps, inks and pens.


First I laid down a base of Irish Cream Fresco Acrylic paint with Cut-n-Dry foam. (I did not get a picture of the bag at that point. Sorry.)
 
Then I start taping down my Stencil and adding white paint. Use tape to make a border around the section you want to stencil.

Move your stencil around making several different sections.
 

If you want the color to POP, stencil in white paint and add color on top. This keeps your colors bright, as shown here with the  shades of green Fresco, and then Silks to add shimmer.
 
Next I outlined with Tulip Fabric Pens and added drawings around the bag.
 

 
The Silks are added here over the Frescos to brighten up the chalk paints.
 
You can see the Silks on the green accents as well. It's very hard to show their true beauty in a photo.
 
 
Script stamps and white paint are stamped around the center section.

 
I kept adding the Fabric markers to outline the stenciled parts.
 
I also did some freehand painting around the bag.
  
 
  The last thing I did was use several foamie stamps and Fresco paint to create a trim around the edges with opaque Baltic Blue.
 
 
This is a detail of the stenciling, painting and stamping.
 
Hope you enjoyed this...and now leave a  COMMENT here to enter the Giveaway.  Then HOP to the next blog!

Maria will be having a giveaway on StencilGirl Talk.  All comments submitted on the ENTIRE HOP (all blogs) are eligible to win. So leave a comment on each blog for more chances to win!!!

Good Luck to everyone!
 
Linda
 

132 comments:

froebelsternchen Susi said...

what a wonderful bag! adorable design!

Jo Murray said...

Great use of the stencil...I'm inspired.

Kathie said...

What a great way to use the stencils! The Fresco paints with the Silks is a great idea. It turned out great!

Lin said...

Wow that's a great bag Linda..love all the layers..

Carolyn Dube said...

Beyond amazing! Beyond incredible! You have made that plain bag into a work of art!

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Fantastic piece Linda, just love it and now want to make one for myself. Great advice about stenciling in white. So simple yet I would definitely have skipped that step. You rock. xox

Jackie said...

Absolutely FAB! Love all the mediums used! Gorgeous!

ionabunny said...

Fantastic bag. What a great stencil. Off to check out the hop.....

joy said...

I would love to have this bag to tote my art journal around with me! Love all of the details you have shared with us.

Karenliz said...

Love the way this bag come out. It looks like grafitti on the bags. Beautiful

Ronni Hunter said...

That is one awesome bag! Great use of Seth's stencils.

Ruth Hinman said...

SO much fun here... in every post! Thank you for participating in this blog hop so that I could be introduced to your work! So much inspiration here! I'm definitely following this blog in the future! Thank you also for an opportunity to win a set of Seth's stencils! What a terrific experience!

Suzy said...

Love your idea to use Seth's stencil on your canvas bag! Thank you for the hint about using white to keep the colors bright and for the step by step instructions to make a stenciled canvas bag of my own!

Francine Perri said...

love your work Linda and love Seth's stencils would love to win them

Jessica Sporn said...

Love this post and how you used Seth's stencil. Beautifully done and explained. Thank you!

Hope Amen said...

Love how the bag turned out. Thanks for sharing with us.

Jane Martin said...

I love your bag. I have a canvas bag waiting to be customized... what a great idea!

Le petit monde de Louison said...

I love you bag!!! Beautiful!!!

Debbie said...

Wow - this is so cool!! I love it.

Carol said...

Great stencil and bag

ionabunny said...

Just hopping through. What fun....... Ooh just spotted another post of yours I want to check out. So much good stuff here Linda......

aimee said...

gorgeous... I love the way it turned out!!

Gill said...

Fabulous!
I love your tote!

Rockin' Robin S. said...

Seriously so stinking CUTE .... Love it !!!

Lynn Stevens said...

Oh Linda ,That's one cool stencil. Love how you transformed a simple canvas bag into a work of art!
Hugs Lynn

Donna said...

Awesome as always....you always have amazing art! I love that stencil. Great job!

Linda said...

Love how your canvas bag turned out! Those silks do have the loveliest shimmer!

Becky Voth said...

I love this Linda! I have painted on raw canvas before & then sewn it into a bag...this is so much easier!!! Love your use of the stencil too! It would make a great teacher gift! :)

Lori said...

VERY cool! I love what you've done here! The painting in layers makes it stand out, for sure!

Denise Spillane said...

Lot his looks great. Thanks for sharing, love your work.

Katalina Jewelry said...

This tote bag is awesome! Love it!

Renee White said...

Awesome project with the stencils!!

Julie Gillespie said...

What a great project! I bet the colours are even more amazing in person.

Stephanie Rodgers said...

I've already got all 3 of Seth's stencils ... what I really want to win is that fabulous tote bag! Wowza!

Gillian Pearce said...

Lovely use of the stencil. Looks great!

Wanda H said...

This is wonderful, Linda!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Makes we want to go stencil a bag!!!

Linda Kittmer said...

Love it! So many wonderful ideas in one post!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Love the stencil work on fabric.....the outlining really sets the mood.

tallulah1 said...

Great work on the bag - not tried this yet. Notice I said "yet" lol Thanks so much for sharing your process with this great stencil. Janelle R

Melissa Melissa said...

I wanna make a bag like this

isisimaginings.com said...

Wow! That looks amazing, I love it.

Christi Conley said...

I love art you can use - and one can NEVER have enough bags :) I love the silks paint (and the stencils, of course!)!

Monica said...

OOOOOOOOH I love your bag!! this was way way cool. great idea. thank you

inkytoes said...

What a cool canvas bag. I have an old, plain canvas carry-all that is still in good shape but needs something to make it interesting. Now I know what I can do with it.

Kathy L said...

I love this project. Very original

Sarah Fishburn said...

OOOh ooooH OOOOHH! Love how you used these on fabric. TOTALLY coveting to make patches, or decorate denim skirt...

butterfly said...

Fabulous stencil - and it all looks so cool on the fabric - amazing creation, Linda!
Alison x

pattyb said...

Loved your project! thanks for sharing!

mama mia said...

I love this stencil. And I love your idea of using it on a canvas bag. Fun gift idea!

Kirsten Reed said...

Looks great Linda ~ glad to have you along!

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I am fascinated by the differences in everyone's take with the same stencils. Blessings!

Erica said...

Very creative! I love that you outlined the stencils...gives so much dimension to the plain old ordinary bag-makes it pop!

Art4me said...

Thank you for the opportunity to win!

Annette

Lizzy Wurmann G. said...

Wow, love that tote, the colors are beautiful!!

donnaj said...

great idea! love what you did~

Dotti said...

Love what you have done with Seth's stencil on that tote! Seth's stencils are so imaginative.

dottididit(at)gmail(dot)com

Jessica Walthall said...

Awesome use of Seth's stencils! Such a neat project, and love the colors!

Mary C. Nasser said...

What a fabulous bag, Linda!
So great to have you on board for this hop!! :)

Gretz said...

FAB Linda and I LOVE Seth's stencils!

Denni B said...

Cute bag!

Renee said...

Wow, so beautiful!

Gemma Maggs said...

Stunning...such a great idea, I would never of thought of doing that. The stencil is perfect for it.

Helen Campbell said...

I love this bag! The stencil adds fun details. Thanks for sharing!

Angie said...

Gorgeous tote!!!! Fabulous mix of coloring tools! terrific project!

Ariel said...

Wow! that tote with all the colors and stencil work look awesome. Is that tote part of the giveaway? I'm just kidding-:) It's so beautiful.
Susan

pupton said...

Love your bag! Your design is fantastic!
Pupton58 at gmail dot com

Mickie said...

Oh I love it, its amazing all the things you can create with these stencils.

audrey said...

Everyone of you is having so much fun with Seth's stencils! I cannot wait to play!!

Marjie Kemper said...

Oh I hope you put a chain on that bag when you are out (like a bicycle lock) as it is GORGEOUs, Girrrrrrrrllllllllll.

Janis said...

Such a lovely project!! Loved seeing your creative process. What cool stencils!!!!
<3 J

2amscrapper said...

This is amazing, Linda! Can't wait to see what's next in October!

angi eharis said...

you are sooo talented linda! tx for sharing, aloha, angi in hana

Nan G said...

Cool fabric bag! I'll be back in October to see what else you'll share with us.

Maria McGuire said...

I love you dearly too LInda!!!! This bag is AWESOME!!!! Who wouldn't want to carry it around??!!! Thank you so much for hopping with us today :)

muriel said...

Awesome bag!I'm sure you had a great time playing with the stencil. This graffiti look really appeals to me.

cecile graven said...

beautiful! :)

Heather B. said...

Fantastic Fresco technique-- paint in white and color over.

azviatx said...

Now that's a tote one could be proud to carry. Ladies in the grocery store would be so envious. Love your use of Seth's stencil. Good show!

Sarah Anderson said...

Such a gorgeous bag!

Lynda said...

Thanks for the detailed steps ideas on using Seth's stencil...

Scrappywonder said...

came by your blog via my mixed media group on FB & then the blog hop...
~ thanks for sharing your art, I am enjoying it ~ inspired, R ;)

Hue and Me Art said...

Your bag is sooooo cool!!! The stencil is too!!!

Jamie Lynn said...

Love. I haven't done anything with fabric & stencils yet, but you sure make we want too

Seth said...

This is such a wonderful use of the stencils. I love how the canvas took the paint and how you have ended up with a one of a kind bag that is so very cool. Thanks a million Linda for joining me on this blog hop.

Susan said...

Absolutely love your bag! It is amazing. And I love the versatility of the stencil.

denice said...

what a wonderful bag thanks for the lesson

Anna said...

What a fun way to liven up a canvas tote! So colorful and fun!! Thanks for showing us how you did it! Love the up-close details!

MaRyKaY said...

wow that is awesome. I love the graffiti look of it.
I'd love to carry that around shopping. hint hint. haha
I'm gonna have to try out those fresco paints your always using and talking about someday.
thanks for sharing

Liz Thayne said...

This is lovely. Thanks so much for sharing how you completed this!

Gunvor said...

Love how you used the stencil on the canvas bag! Great idea! Thanks for sharing!

Anne O said...

I love how you used Seth's stencil! Thanks for hosting a giveaway.

marilynn said...

love your bag and the use of Seth's stencils! Thanks

Susan McMenamin said...

Lovely design and functional too!

NM_Creatrix said...

love it

cindyann said...

Nice bag. I love working with fabric

Kathy said...

Beautiful bag! Where did you get the foam swirl stamp?

bronnyk said...

YUMMO!... Love the bag!... Steth's stencils ROCK!!!

Tamiko McCurry (MEKOfoSHO) said...

ALWAYS gorgeous work!!! ALWAYS!!

Lynn Cohen said...

Your painting and use of stencils on canvas ROCKS!!!!
Love what you've done with them here.
Thanks for a chance to win one. And good luck to everyone else wanting the same. This hop has been inspiring to say the least!

Candy C said...

Linda...your canvas bag is awesome! LOVE the colors, the design and the step by step that you did. I've not seen Steth's stencils...but now I'm gonna have to check them out! :) Going to have to hop to the next blog to check out more inspiration! Thanks for posting this fun piece! It rocks! :) <3 Candy

Anne said...

I LOVE this! The way the stencil and the colors work out - great! Thanks for sharing.

Candice Thomas said...

I love, love, love your bag. It looks like you had fun playing with all the different products.

ShesArtsyFartsy said...

Awesome. Love the bag. Way cool. Will have to try out your techniques that you used.

Deb Drucker said...

I love this "Storage" Bag! Beautiful...looking forward to trying your techniques and sharing with my sister!

EFKaplan said...

You have inspired me to do my canvas apron! Thanks!!

whyducks said...

Brilliant use of a stunning stencil, I just love that bag! Just dribbling looking at it, with envy!

KarenL. said...

What a wonderful gift for any age. I would love one for my library books. Hope I win the stencils so I can make my own. Thanks for sharing the idea and the giveaway. Great work!

Vicki Romaine said...

I just love how you bag turned out. This looks like the stencil to have.

Lyn said...

I can't believe how different everyone's projects are turning out, amazing. Shows how versatile that stencil is.

Nancy Lee said...

Wow! What a GREAT gift idea! Thanks!
Love these hops!

Barbara I. said...

What a great finished piece. I love how you created the canvas bag design using Seth's stencil. Lovely!

HelenM said...

LOVE YOUR BAG!! THANKS FOR THE INSPIRATION

amfuller said...

Cool project!

trish quilty said...

How cool is your bag you designed with Seth's stencils. :)

Leann said...

I love your creation.. fabulous! chefl@swbell.net

Momcoburn said...

To think that a post by Dayna led me to follow Seth and now to all 9 of you other artists.... Amazing! I love using mixed media to alter other objects, like books, and to see what you did on a bag is true inspiration! If I don't win the stencils, I'll have to invest in them. But, I'd just a soon win and then spend the money on some of Seth's other stencils, like his elephant! Thank you for your generosity!

Candice Schwark said...

Love your project and the tips you shared. Look forward to seeing you GD for StencilGirls.

Tanya said...

Love this! This whole hop has been very inspirational to me. Can't wait to get my hands on some of these stencils. Awesome!

smokeysmom said...

Fabulous! I am just in awe of how all of the designers have used this stencil to create different projects - such inspiration. Thanks for sharing your terrific bag:)

gaye koz said...

Stenciling, painting, and stamping, OH MY! Great on a tote bag too...

Shawn said...

I really love what you did with this vanilla bag. You made it into tutti frutti. I need to try this. Thanks for the idea Linda.

Jane Simons said...

Wow, what a gret idea to do this on fabric! Love your work!

Linda on the Prairie said...

Love the detailing and the combination of techniques.

Violent Kittie said...

Great project! I love making useable things into art. Beauty and function. Thanks for the hop!

blt said...

Love the hop! Signed up for all news letters! Thx

Sharon Peart said...

Great idea to connect to all the other inspired artists and a way for us to find you..
I've never done fabric before.. You've done a lovely work here..

Happy Me said...

this is such a lovely tote. thank you for your art so inspiring. Smilz

Carina said...

Love what you did with the tote and would really like to try my hand at it.

Amy Davis King said...

Wow! Love this tote bag and how the colors POP!!

Joanna said...

What a fantastic bag - I LOVE how you've used those gorgeous stencils :) Thanks for the super tutorial. A tute for a tote ;)

Daphne said...

this bag is so purty! Sure sends a lot of inspiration my way. wow!

Lindart said...

What a creative way to use the stencils! Love it!