Friday, July 07, 2017

Hoppy Shopper

Hello.  Gail from the design team here today with an idea for something a little different.  I am using the gorgeous Bonny Bunny but decided to alter my substrate and make myself a shopping bag.  Or maybe that should be a hopping bag LOL....


OK, now this is actually a bit of a strange thing for me cos I am quite hopeless with the sewing machine.  But I do use a lot of fabric bags when I am shopping, instead of plastic.  I saw some cheap, lightweigh cotton fabric at Ikea and had this idea.  I mean, it's not that technical is it.  Is it??


So here's my bag.  I used a rectangle 36 x 75 cm for the bag and two pieces 70 x 8 cm for the straps.  These are quite long, but I wanted to be able to put it over my shoulder.  


Then I stamped the rabbit, sentiment and carrots.  I remember reading a blog post where they had used lots of different inks on fabric and had concluded that most work.  Obviously distress inks are out for this, but I decided to try archival.  I stamped it on a scrap of fabric and heat set with an iron and then washed it in hot water.  It seemed that it would stay put so that's what I used.  I gave the bag a good hot iron after stamping to set the ink.


Again, I tried a few mediums on a scrap of the cloth.  Sharpies bled a bit so I decided to go with acrylic and Fresco Finish chalk paint.  I haven't tried to wash this yet but am hoping the paints will survive at least a few washes.  I have stamped and painted both sides.  


Looking forward to taking my Bonny Bunny shopper out next time I need carrots.   And if that paint stands up to the washing machine I think I may need to make myself a t-shirt....

10 comments:

  1. Hopping bag - so funny! Congrats befriending the sewing machine - "seams" like the result ain't too shabby! In fact, I'm quite impressed and you've given me hope for my machine & me as well! Love the blue bunny and all its carrots scattered around. Hope the paint will stay when you wash it, if you have to.
    I bet you will get a lot of questions about that bag when you go hopp.. I mean shopping; "Where did you get it and can I get one, too?" Talk of the town.
    Thanks so much for sharing, Gail! ♥ ♥ ♥

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  2. Love your hopping bag...such fun and so very unique...clever and creative x

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  3. LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE, Gail you are sooooooo clever!!
    Hugs
    Donna xx

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  4. Brilliant idea of hopping bag, Gail. :) I am sure everyone will ask about it when you you will go for shopping.

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  5. I love this Gail, the colours are amazing! Good luck with the washing machine xx

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  6. Oh this is stunning! Thank you for sharing with us at Mixed Media World!

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  7. Ganz fabelhaft gemacht. Vielen Dank für deine Teilnahme bei der Stempelsonne.
    LG Dreja

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  8. very awesome, I'm a big fan of stamping on fabric! :) Thanks for playing along in this months challenge over at OCS! Natalie DT member.

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  9. This bag is too cute!!! Thanks for entering the D2BA Challenge! -Tasha :)

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