Art Sketchbook Bag- Painted

Just an update as I added a few more flowers with a little more color.

 Remember my plain art sketchbook bag? I decided to paint it and it is finally finished. It has taken me three days to get it all done. First I choose the colors for the background  as I went along. I did use the color wheel for this but subdued the colors so the lettering would show up. I choose my favorite colors and ones that complimented each other
 I drew up some ideas of what I wanted on each side. Then I started. I don't know about you but when the creative ideas start to come I have a hard time quiting. I just don't want to stop till the project is done. So I didn't get a lot of sleep in these few days. I was just having too much fun! 
 So below are pics of the process and sides. 

All this goes in my bag.
What I learned as I did this:
As I was a little afraid to start, I asked the Lord to help me with it and he did.) 
When I Painted on some of the acrlyic paint, it worked best to use a  sm wet sponge to move it around on the canvas. 
To water down the paint a little too.
It is my art bag, so I painted words, art, designs and colors that I liked. The things that would inspire me to want to use all my supplies that it holds. 
 I had to remember it is only paint and I can always change it.
This is now a pretty addition to my art room and I love to look at it and USE it!  So I am a little behind in my sketch chellenge but will catch up soon. 
If you do paint your own art bag please let me know. I would love to see it!! Feel free to use any of my ideas, but I am sure you will come up with some great ideas of your own!  
Hope you enjoyed this post and are inspired!
Have a blessed creative day! 


SusanA said...

I love, love, love this sketchbook bag! You're so talented, Sharon!

Linda said...

I absolutely love this, Sharon. You are a very talented lady. God bless you.

Diana said...

I would love to paint my tote as well . . . what type of paint did you use for your bag. I was thinking to use fabric paint. Would that work well?

Sharon said...

Hi Diana, I used just acrylic paint. I used a sponge and water to dilute it to get a softer look on the background colors. It goes on better on a ruff surface that way and covers better.

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