Thursday, November 6, 2014

Rigger's Bag Transformation

I've been thinking about a bag for toting art supplies and started reading about people buying this  canvas rigger's bag from Harbor Freight .  The price is certainly right - with a promo code it cost less than $10.00, including shipping !   It's a great bag with lots of pockets and storage space, but it is  boring.  Also thought it could get grungy looking  quickly since I'm not the neatest person on the block.

I started  by ripping out seams to enlarge some of the side pockets.     Then I dyed the bag a dark sage green.   Still pretty boring.   I added some stenciling ,  using some little tester tub of white house paint.   A few white dots with Ranger Enamel Accents - no more boring!

The motivation for finishing this bag?  I'm taking a Joanne Sharpe lettering class tomorrow !  One of the supplies needed is a composition book.   I found this Decompostion Book at Crate and Barrel

and painted the teacups with Inktense  and Farber Castell  watercolor pencils and a tiny bit of water for blending - so fun!

I feel like a kid on the first day of school with my new bag and a  brand-new book.  Also have a bit of first-day jitters - hope I'm not the only kid in the class who can't write!

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