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.