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Monday, March 14, 2011

Working on Canvas

In our recent package of goodies from DRS Designs the DT was given a challenge. Each member was given several cute canvas bags to stamp up. Talk about a challenge!! It took me about two weeks to get the courage to start thinking out of my comfort zone-anything but a card and my brain has a tendency to freeze up and my creative mojo goes elsewhere! Considering the size of these bags they are not too much different than working on a card front-they measure approx. 6.5" x 5" when completely flat and have a drawn string closure. Once I put my mind to it however, the ideas came to me rather easy. The challenge was then how I was to overcome technical difficulties to get my ideas on that canvas work space!

What kind of ink should I use?
Will Versafine bleed?
Will Staz On be dark enough or will it look purple on the canvas?
What about if I use Copics, will Momento run on the canvas?
Will Copics work or will they bleed along the tiny canvas threads?
What other kinds of coloring mediums can I use?

Eeeek! These were a bunch of the questions that popped into my head as I brainstormed about how to get my ideas onto these little bags.  The first thing I did, was email some stamping friends and get their opinions. This helped me get started as many of the questions I listed above were answered. I then took the plunge to see what I could come up with.

This fun, St. Patrick's Day goodie bag was the outcome of my first brainstorm attempt. I began by first stamping Sean and the Rainbow (L521) with Momento ink and coloring it very lightly with Copic Markers. Considering the challenges and questions I had getting started, I was pretty happy with the result. Next, I stamped the One Line St. Pats Day Greeting (636D) below the image and then stamped the Shamrock Background (326H) all over to fill the empty space with SU! Handsome Hunter ink. I was so happy with the result that I created a matching card to go with it.   
What would you create with these fun little canvas bags?



1CardCreator said...

This is really cute.

Karin said...

Adorable! Perfect for this holiday week :)

Anonymous said...

Love it! Great job. Go Green, luck of the irish. ha. Kim S.

Anonymous said...

This is adorable! Love the bag! To much fun! Have a wonderful St. Patty's day! SMILE!


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