Girl in the Fog


This weekend, I had a few of my girlfriends over for cocktails and a DIY craft afternoon.  I thought it would be fun to turn plain canvas bags into something that we’d be proud to tote around the city.

We are all fairly artistic and have taken classes together before, but the great thing about this project is that it doesn’t take a lot of skill or thought, which allows you to be able to chat with your friends  while you work.

The materials I had on hand were:

  • Canvas Bag
  • Foam Paint Brushes
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Painters Tape (you can also use freezer paper that you iron on)
  • Newspaper or butcher paper to protect your table

I served the ladies champange with muddled raspberries and we got to work.

I wrapped my table in paper to keep the paint off of it.


I used painters tape to create my pattern.  I like simple patterns and just did stripes. I didn’t use a measuring tape but if you want to make sure your stripes are even you can measure out where you like to place the tape.


Once I was done I ran my hands over the tape once again to ensure the tape was firmly pressed to the canvas.


Then I started painting.  I didn’t oversaturate the paint as I went along.


And I filled in all the places I wanted color.


Once I was done painting, I finished my cocktail and let the paint dry. After about 15 minutes while it was still a little damp, I removed the tape. I hung it up overnight and it was ready to use the next day.  I carried it to work Monday!


I also had to share my friend Haley’s bag.  She did such a great job.  I loved the heart!


To make mine a little more interesting I also lined my stripes on one side with a gold glitter pen.  I felt it gave the stripes a little more depth.


Photo Credit: girlinthefog

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