By Roni Johnson
In today’s tutorial, I show you how to make a hearts canvas tote bag using the Bokeh Technique using Memento Luxe Inks and Fabrico Markers. Today’s example is Valentine’s tote made using the Imagine Crafts Happy Valentine’s Day Free PDF Download. You can use this same basic technique for any holiday or occasion by changing the mask used.
Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Iron the tote bag to remove all wrinkles.
Insert a piece of cardboard into the tote bag to prevent ink from soaking through to the back of the bag.
Print the desired heart from the PDF onto a piece of cardstock.
Trim the heart mask(s) and adhere to the tote bag using repositionable adhesive.
Gather the desired colors of Memento Luxe Inks.
New or freshly-inked pads work best for this technique.
Gather desired stamps and/or tools to stamp the circles.
Pencil erasers, circle stamps, and Sponge Daubers work great for this technique.
Pounce the desired tool onto the ink pad; press and hold for 10-15 seconds to allow time for the canvas to soak up the ink.
Concentrate the dots of ink closer in the center and further apart as you work your way towards the edges.
Continue to add layers of dots with the desired color(s) of ink.
Tip: Highlight Wedding Dress (White) Memento Luxe ink on the canvas with Fabrico Marker (Bubble Gum).
This makes the white pop against the canvas and other colors of ink.
Remove the masks and discard.
Outline the hearts using Real Black Fabrico Marker. Add additional details with Fabrico Markers at this time if desired.
Iron the canvas with the hottest setting allowable for the fabric to set the inks.
Fabrico Marker – Bubble Gum, Poppy Red, Real Black
Happy Valentine’s Day Free PDF
Canvas Tote Bag
Rubber Stamp Tapestry – Stamps – Layering Circles