Over on the PaperArtsy blog it's a theme I love - Wearable Art. What could be better than making something you can wear to match or decorate an outfit, or give to a friend as a gift that they can wear and show off?! I had a great time decorating one of those pliable wood clutch bags you can get. I used the glorious new Lin Brown floral stamps and Limited Edition Fresco colours. Here is the finished bag:-
PaperArtsy blog here, but I've added some extra photos below. Here is the blank bag. I took the clasp and elasticated strap off and cut a rectangle of canvas with craft knife and metal edge ruler.
Put bag on its end to cut the oval side bits out of canvas sheet.
Cut them out.
Lightly cover shrink plastic with Prof Plum.
Stamp Poppy with StazOn and Paint.
Shrink and mould the layers.
Brayer tissue with the paints and draw round the bag and cut out.
Build up the design, starting with the leaf stencil and Granny Smith.
Build up design with new Lin Brown stamps.
Use gel medium to line the bag with the tissue.
Decorate the prepared canvas in the same way.
Use the flowers from the Bloom and Grow stencil with a mixture of Captain Peacock and Teresa Green.
Mix Professor Plum with Captain Peacock for a luscious Mauve!
Here I wrapped the canvas around the bag to see how it was looking to position my final stamps of the flower and the wording.
I stamped the Poppy in Little Black Dress for a nice strong black so the stamens stood out, and then painted with a mixture of Prof Plum, Captain Peacock, and Satin Glaze, with some highlights of Bougainvillea. I used some Zesty Zing in the middle.
Here's a close up of the bag showing the Poppy Anemone and the Shrink Plastic clasp.
I hope you like my bag and I hope you will join in the Wearable Art challenge - I will be joining in myself as I've got loads of ideas - just hope I don't run out of time!