by Kyriakos Pachadiroglou
See how to decorate a cotton zipper tote bag using your favorite stamps and All-Purpose Inks to match summer colors and inspiring a positive mood. With this design, I stamped the words “smiles, hugs and kisses” along with swirls and flowers which could be used for cosmetics, small items, and for casual walks. Add glass beads to decorate it further and make a small metallic tag using SHEET Metal from Imagine and StazOn ink. The possibilities are endless!
Time: 2 hours
Stamp the swirls design from Joy Clair stamps with VersaFine Clair Nocturne ink pad on the cotton bag.
Mix All-Purpose Inks on Imagine’s Craft Mat and paint the stamped design.
Distress the rest of the bag using a Large Sponge Dauber and Memento Luxe in Bahama Blue.
Sharpen the flowers from the stamped design with the Fabrico Marker in Midnight.
Stamp words from the stamp set with the VersaFine Clair Nocturne ink pad. Repeat on the other side and set colors with an iron.
Hand sew beads on in matching colors.
Cover a diamond SHEET Metal shape with StazOn in Teal Blue.
Stamp the heart design with VersaMark, cover with Imagine’s Embossing Powder in White and heat set.
Cover the SHEET metal shape with GlazOn to seal and protect the color. Attach the metal shape with a ribbon on the zipper.
- VersaFine Clair – Nocturne
- All-Purpose Ink – Sky Blue, Tropical Lagoon, White
- Memento Luxe – Bahama Blue
- StazOn – Teal Blue
- Fabrico Marker – Midnight
- SHEET metal – Diamond small
- Imagine Embossing Powder – White
- Sponge Daubers
- Craft Mat
- Joy Clair – Hugs and Smiles stamp set
- Cotton zipper tote bag
- Heat tool
- Beads, needle, and thread
- Satin ribbon
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