Spray-Dyed Tote

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My friend Alexa recently told me about the painter’s tape technique and I thought I’d give it a try on this canvas book bag. The bag has been hanging around in my studio for months because I couldn’t decide what to make – until now! Sometimes you just have to dive in and get messy. And this painter’s tape idea was perfect!
SUPPLIES:
Canvas tote
Tulip Fabric spray Paint (Mini Neon Pack)
Painter’s tape

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Pre-wash your tote and dry. Press it flat so you have a smooth work surface.

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Apply the tape in random lines, creating open areas to paint.

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Once it is all tapes down, it’s time to break out with the paints! I used this set of Tulip Neons, I wanted something bright!

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Use a different color on each area. If you have to, use a piece of paper to block off other areas of the bag to prevent overspray.

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Use your finger to rub the paint from the tape onto the fabric so you get even coverage in all the areas.

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Carefully peel up the tape.

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Let dry.

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Love & light,


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