Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Matisse Style Tote Bag - Arts and Crafts

painting a tote bag

I found a Matisse style clothing applique image and kept the idea in my to do list. The problem is, I don't sew much anymore and don't wear appliqued clothing.

I drew Matisse style shapes and traced the pattern pieces onto a purchased canvas bag using pencil. I think there are better transfer techniques but it's what I had.

I taped on small pieces of paper colored with markers so I would get the color placement correct.

The shapes were painted with acrylic paint and I'll wash the pencil out after the paint has had a day to dry thoroughly. You can still see the pencil lines on the unwashed tote bag.

painted Matisse style tote bag

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