Back to School Book Bag Project!

It’s Back to School time–I have a fun Canvas tote bag that you can do with your kids help or on your own. 🙂 There’s even a dipped stretched canvas that you can keep or give as a gift if you are so inclined.:) I really appreciate you watching and if it is your first time here please click that Subscribe button and the Bell so you will be notified when new videos are published.

The painted canvas bag or even the stretched canvas painting would make wonderful back to school gifts too! This would be a teacher gift that they would certainly be able to use. Another idea is to do this on canvas smaller canvas bags as Lunch sacks!

                                         

FYI–Amazon Affiliate Links to products I actually purchased and used in this project. I make a small commission if you buy anything and you don’t pay any thing extra! It is a win for us both. 🙂

Poured and Dipped tote bag and stretched canvas:
Put your cup on the scale press the button to set the scale to zero and follow the measurements as you add each item to a cup for each color.

Canvas Tote Bag: Amazon Affiliate link: http://amzn.to/2gd5GbN
Wide Painters Blue Tape

Decoart Crafters acrylic : Amazon Affiliate link: http://amzn.to/2veDOLc – Grasshopper Green 4:1 4 partsFloetrol to 1 part Acrylic paint.

Americana: Amazon Affiliate Link: http://amzn.to/2wcKvuq
Classic Green – 2:2:1 2 parts Liquitex Pouring Medium, 2 pats Floetrol and 1 part acrylic paint.

Liquitex Pouring Medium: Amazon Affiliate link: http://amzn.to/2vb7ngx

Flood Floetrol: Amazon Affiliate link: http://amzn.to/2xx08w4

Artist Loft Flow – White (2 parts Liquitex Pouring Medium, 2 Parts Flood Floetrol, 1 Part Paint)

Sax True Flow Black (2 parts Liquitex Pouring Medium, 2 Parts Flood Floetrol, 1 Part Paint)

Golden Fluid Acrylics : Phthalo Blue (20 drops fluid paint in 10 grams Liquitex Pouring Medium)

Behr Premium Plus Ultra, Yellow Grove – 1:1 Floetrol- Acrylic Paint
Cherry Red 1:1 Liquitex Pouring Medium:Acrylic Paint

I finished the back with 2 coats of Krylon Spray Varnish. Amazon Affiliate LInk: http://amzn.to/2f8NHma

You can experiment with any pouring mediums–just do them proportionally small batches until you are confident that your combinations will work.

There’s no silicon oil or torching in my projects as I really worry about the possible side effects of heating the acrylic paints and the materials they are made from. I’m also concerned with the possible issues down the line with the paint not forming a good bond with the surface because of the oils preventing proper adhesion.

We all have to weigh the pros and cons of how we interact with our art supplies. Experimenting can be exciting and beautiful, but there can be consequences we don’t know about yet. As with any thing in life be informed by reputable sources and your own common sense. 🙂

The most important things you need to be successful with any of my creative projects are the willingness to learn and to be easy on yourself as you are learning. We tend to be our worst critics and we need to learn to be kind to ourselves.

I love the community that we are building here. We are caring and supportive of all levels of crafters, makers and Artists.

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2 thoughts on “Back to School Book Bag Project!”

  1. I watched your video about how to open the liquitex pouring medium gallon container. My suggestion is why didn’t you use a funnel for less mess?

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