Learn How to Make a Hearts Canvas Tote Bag Using the Bokeh Technique

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.

Skill: Beginner

Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Directions:

Step 1

Iron the tote bag to remove all wrinkles.

Step 2

Insert a piece of cardboard into the tote bag to prevent ink from soaking through to the back of the bag.

Step 3

Print the desired heart from the PDF onto a piece of cardstock.

Step 4

Trim the heart mask(s) and adhere to the tote bag using repositionable adhesive.

Step 5

Gather the desired colors of Memento Luxe Inks.

Tip:

New or freshly-inked pads work best for this technique.

Step 6

Gather desired stamps and/or tools to stamp the circles.
Pencil erasers, circle stamps, and Sponge Daubers work great for this technique.

Step 7

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.

Tip:

Concentrate the dots of ink closer in the center and further apart as you work your way towards the edges.

Step 8

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.

Step 9

Remove the masks and discard.

Step 10

Outline the hearts using Real Black Fabrico Marker. Add additional details with Fabrico Markers at this time if desired.

Step 11

Iron the canvas with the hottest setting allowable for the fabric to set the inks.

 

Art Supplies:

Imagine

Fabrico Marker – Bubble Gum, Poppy Red, Real Black

Sponge Dauber – 

Happy Valentine’s Day Free PDF

 

Other

Canvas Tote Bag

Iron

Cardboard

Pencil Eraser

Rubber Stamp Tapestry – Stamps – Layering Circles

White Cardstock

Repositionable Adhesive

 

 

 

See How to Use Ink Smooshing Techniques with Memento Luxe

by Lisa Mensing

Spooky Bat Halloween Card handmade card with Memento Luxe ink smooshing technique

Are you looking for a great Halloween card idea? Creating easy ink smooshed card panels with Memento Luxe inks and Sheer Shimmer Spray, perfect for backgrounds or die-cutting. In this video, I make two Halloween Spooky Bat theme card designs using these relaxing and enjoyable art techniques.

Skill: Advanced
Time: 30 minutes

Directions

Supplies

Imagine
Other
  • White Card Stock – 8 1/2 x 11 in 100 lb
  • Whimsy Stamps – Spooky Large Word Die
  • Sakura Gelly Roll Pen Set – Medium Point, Hot Metallic Colors, Pack of 5 
  • Zig Cartoonist White Brush Pen
  • Honey Bee Stamps – Background Blender Brushes 
  • Gem Stickers
  • Arches Watercolor Pads
  • Scrapbook.com – Double Sided Adhesive Foam Strips – 1/8″