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I made myself a new stencil that I call Funky Feather :) The whole plan was to design and decorate a bag! I simply sketched this feather on a piece of paper that I then layed over my cutting mat and under my acetate sheet and the simply followed the lines (as much as possible, I usually perfect the design as I cut). When my stencil was ready I inserted a larger piece of a cardboard into the bag to protect the back of it, mixed my Artists Acrylic paints with the Decoart Fabric Medium, cut up my new dish sponge into smaller pieces, secured my stencil in place with some masking tape and proceeded to sponge the colours on allowing them to blend to avoid harsh lines. I did the two side feathers first, then washed and flipped the stencil to get a different shape of the feather in the middle. Easy way to achieve variety with your stencils.
When it was dry I touched up any rough edges with my black Sharpie (it wasn't too bad and didn't really need doing, but the perfectionist in me just wouldn't let it go) and added glitter frosting pastes by GlitzCraft in Fuchsia, Purple & Aquablue colours over my design and let it dry. I designed this bag from scratch and just like any designer I decided to add my initials in clear rhinestones in the corner and added some to the centers of my feathers. Feel free to get the bid rolling in.. :)
What a lovely summer addition to the wardrobe! White floaty linen trousers, turquoise top, black stripy sandals, hair in an updo, this bag... and I'm off!:) I think this is so easy and such an effective way of giving a bit of style to a boring piece of clothing or an accessory! It's fun too!
I'll be entering this bag into the following challenges:
That Craft Place - Decorate a Bag
Country View Crafts - Stencil It!
I hope you like it and feel a little inspired ;) Have a lovely day!