Thursday, March 24, 2016

Canvas Bag

I received a bag of product from Plaid while at the Craft & Hobby show in January. Inside was a fun selection of block printing stamps including this sweet elephant. I loved the image so much, I decided to use it to decorate the bag it came in!

I used the following manufacturer product samples:

        Fairfield  - Metallic Oly*Fun™multi purpose craft material - Silver
                          aluminor™ faux quilted craft material - Gold
        Plaid Ent - Folk Art Multi Surface paint - Charcoal Black
                           Mixed Media Foam Applicator
                           Fabric Creations™ Block Printing Mat
                           Fabric Creations Block Printing Stamp - Elephant
        Therm O Web - Fabric Fuse™
      and supplies and tools I already had on hand:

         Adhesive back jewels, 24" gold ric rac trim
         Craft knife and metal ruler, or paper trimmer

Step 1. Stamp the elephant image onto silver Oly*Fun as follows. Squeeze black paint onto a disposable plate then dip the foam applicator into the paint. Pounce lightly on a clean area of the plate to spread the paint evenly on the applicator.

Step 2.  Dab the paint evenly onto the stamp. Place the fabric on top of the foam mat then press the stamp onto the fabric.  I received 12"x12" pieces of Oly*Fun, so I stamped the first image at the center, about 4" from the bottom edge then an image on either side. 

Step 3.  I created a border by cutting 1" above the images and 1" below using a craft knife and ruler and the grid on my work table mat as a guide.


TIP: If using a paper trimmer, always cut from the back of the craft material. 

Step 4. Glue the gold trim along the top and bottom edges of the border, then glue to a 12"x12" piece of gold aluminor.  Embellish the elephant images with strips of adhesive backed jewels.

Step 5.  Trim the aluminor along the faux quilted design as shown in the photograph, then adhere to the front of the bag.

Oly*Fun craft material is available in 4 metallic colors and a rainbow of non-metallics. Used for projects both indoors and out it is amazingly versatile as you will see in another project where I used it to create a card.

Enjoy!  Y'all come back now...........

Yours truly,
Julie :)



  1. Loved the baby shower arrangements. I sure miss you on Scrapbooksoup. Wish you would come back to the show.

  2. Thanks Donna... I loved the scrapbook show too, but after 15 years it was time to change to a more trendy look. Scrapbook Soup was the transition and the show is now Make it Artsy which starts to air this month.

  3. Thanks for the info. I look forward to it starting.