Today is my turn to jump in on the StencilGirl / Imagine Crafts blog hop action that has been happening since the 19th. There’s been so much artsy goodness going on, I hope you’ve had an opportunity to follow along in the fun.
I’m going to show you how I used StencilGirl stencils, Tsukineko all-purpose inks from Imagine Crafts, and a few other supplies to turn a plain ol’ canvas zip pouch into a colorful travel pouch, perfect for taking with me for art on the go.
These are the supplies that I started with:
- Canvas zippered pouch
- Heavy body paint
- Tsukineko all-purpose inks
- Smudgee Applicator
- And of course, Stencils!
When I set up for a project I tend to select my stencils before hand. I may not always use them all, but it’s good to have them handy. For this project I set aside:
- Travel Note
- Deconstructed Della Robbia Cluster
- Circle Play
- Screw Heads Mini
- Mini from MaryBeth’s Private Collection 17.1
- Eye of the Beholder from StencilClub May 2017
I started by washing my zip pouch to remove any sizing it might have, drying it, and giving it a quick base of color using my gel plate. This step is optional. You can give it a base layer by hand, or omit this step altogether.
Since I opted to use my gel plate, I first covered the zipper with tape to help make sure it stayed clean of any paint.
Once that base layer was dry, I used the Bittersweet stencil to add another layer of color.
I then used my Smudgee applicator to dab Tsukineko ink, in Cherry Pink, onto a background stamp, to add additional texture.
Next I stenciled on a design using Circle Play and heavy body paint.
I used the other side of my Smudgee to pounce StazOn Ink, in Black, through my Mini stencil from Private Collection 17.1.
To add additional dimension, I pounced more Cherry Pink ink through Screw Heads Mini.
Because Travel Note, is one of my fave stencils, I just had to use it! I also added more StazOn through the Hashmarks stencil to add more visual interest.
I had stenciled on some white paint through Screw Heads Mini and wanted to tone it down, so I sponged on more Cherry Pink.
Lemon Yellow ink helped bring back the dots I had previously stenciled on, then later covered up with additional layers.
I used StazOn ink and the Travel Note stencil to add a bit of texture to the pouch’s wrist strap then turned the pouch over and performed the same steps on the other side.
After setting it aside to dry for a bit, all that was left to do was to load it up with my fave 4×4 mini stencils, a few pens, brushes, scribble sticks, and a waterbush. There was even enough room to add my Painty Papers Journal and I was ready to art on the go!
One lucky winner will receive both a $25 Gift Certificate to StencilGirl Products
AND a $25 Gift Certificate to Imagine Crafts!
Visit the fabulous designers from both teams and comment for your
chance to win!
The more blogs you comment on, the more chances you have to WIN!
(One comment per blog please.)
You have until Sunday, July 23rd at 11:59PM Central Time to leave your comments.
Blog Hop Info
Belen Sotelo – You Are Here
Martha Lucia Gomez
Mary C. Nasser
Winner will be announced on
StencilGirl’s Facebook page and Imagine Crafts’s Facebook page on Monday, July 24th.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this tutorial. If you have any comments or questions about this post, I’d love to hear them.
Wishing you a beautiful week full of Whimsy!