The Large Craft Tote Bag is quite versatile and can be used as a craft bag, beach bag, or to hold just about anything! Since it’s made of a durable canvas, it’s actually also the perfect palette for an artist. You can alter it using fabric, color, embellishments, and more.
I decided to rit dye my bag green. I used the liquid rit dye and did it in my washing machine - quick and easy. I always do an extra rinse or two after that actual color wash. This way I know a lot of excess color was rinsed out and it helps avoid the color from staining the machine and anything in a future wash. I’m also always careful to make sure I do a couple of dark loads after doing a rit dye project, it doesn’t hurt to be extra careful and I would hate to accidentally dye my whites green!
I dried the bag in the dryer instead of doing a line dry and it work well. It actually softens up the fabric a bit so it isnt so stiff. Once the bag is dry you can start stenciling! I used the 12 x 12 Circle Lattice Stencil with white fabric paint and gently stenciled on the sides of the bag. I didn’t do the entire area intentionally. I just preferred the look of random areas being stenciled. Also when working on a bag like this it’s very difficult to get the bag completely flat so try to cover the entire bag neatly with a stenciling technique would be very hard.
On the top edge of the bag I stamped a few half circle designs onto the edge to create the scallop edge design. On the bottom of the bag I stamped the word "ADVENTURE" using Black StazOn ink and the large Scratch Alphabet stamps.
- Large Craft Tote Bag
- Circle Lattice Stencil - 12 x 12
- White Fabric Paint
- Green Rit Dye
- Foam Brush
- Scratch Alphabet Large
- Tsukineko StazOn Solvent Inkpad Jet Black
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