Post # 1
Today, I thought I would tackle my bridesmaids tote bags, i.e put names on canvas bag and design.
For me.. painting is not my strongest point, so there is many frustration. This is what I have done so far my first draft! I bought 5 bags instead of 3 (I only have three bridesmaids), one for the draft.. 3 for the final and one for any stuff ups.
So heres my draft, I havent finished it or ‘tidied it up’ made lines straight or anything. But what I want to know is… what do you think of it? Change the color on a few things? add ribbon? Change font? Because seriously.. after an hour of painting.. I dont like this DIY job at all.
Feedback please! Im thinking of taking them to a screenprinter. But I really dont want to pay for it, and im actually thinking of canning it all together. I just thought it might be nice.
P.S also paint is still wet and backing paper is still inside lining the canvas.
Post # 3
I think it looks awesome. I would get some painters tape though for when you do the top bar. Put it above and below where you want to paint the bar. Also, for the name, you might want to get some stencil letters and paint over the letters that way. If you don’t want to paint, you could get some crystals and glue the crystals on. If you decide to do that I would use liquid glue that dries clear and not a glue gun. The glue gun would make it look lumpy. All in all, you did an excellant job. I would have never had the patience to do such a wonderful job.
Also, if you don’t want to paint the bar, you could use some glue dots to attach some ribbon and/or lace.
Post # 4
Thanks for the ideas. the bar was an after thought after I stuffed up writing that I had previously put there. It had Bridesmaid * Bridesmaid across the top and I stuffed up the last three letters.
Ill know to use tape next time… Its such a time consuming project! The name actually turned out ok, I just wasnt sure if I should use a more flowy handwriting. The only thing Im really stoked about is the leafy thing at the bottom lol.
Post # 5
What about replacing the painted bar with a ribbon? I like the look of the colour there but I’m not sure if it’d look nicer with a little bit of ribbon stitched on instead of paint….
Otherwise I think it looks great. I’d look at stencils to help speed up the name process and maybe make a DIY stencil for the leaves to help speed it up as well but I think it’s a lovely tote. I’d love to get something like this as a BM!