A few weeks ago I introduced the first batch of handpainted canvas bags to my dawanda shop . Within the first week they were gone. There is only one left there. I enjoy very much painting them. It's another medium for my illustrations. You've seen the cards, the handpaitned tiles...well, there are canvas shopping bags now!
This idea came when a friend of mine asked me to 'pimp' one of her regular shopping bags. In the Netherlands sometimes as publicity, you get a canvas bag with the logo of the shop as a present. She didn't want to walk around with the pharmacy logo on it, so we made a nice fabric collage of a bird (stuck with pvc fabric glue, and hand sewn), used some buttons and beads, and she had a new bag... a very pretty one as well! So... the idea developed from there. I went and bought a whole bunch of blank canvas bags in 2 sizes (25x21 and 38x42cm) and started playing.
Collage seems to be something I like doing a lot... drawn to it naturally. So many differente materials around us... using hand felted flowers, lovely simple colorful fabrics, fabric paints and markers I let the imagination flow!
So here they are:
small bag, collage with linen, buttons and a silky lint.
Handpainted red edge and stems with a cotton fabric flower. There are some beads there too, see them?
Handfelted flowers with different shades of purple merino, handodranw stems.
Another fabric collage: orange linen and some funky dotty lint (do you call that lint in english???). Some hand embroidery, simple stitches, there too.
Another small bag. A fabric tree and some red apples (beads) in the centre.
Small bag. Two handpainted red hearts with white dots and beads that sparkle with light.
Singing birds. Handpainted and fabric body. Two mother of pearl buttons for eyes.
This is just a sample. Im working on more. So, what do you think... be honest... what's the worst that could happen?? me banning you?? naaaah. :)
Have a nice sunday!