Hand painted OOAK shopping bag- I’d rather be on holiday!

I’ve painted a new long handled tote bag for my Etsy shop. This was inspired by my mum- we sometimes call her Mrs Holiday because she is a big fan of cruises now and when she isn’t on one she is talking about wanting to be on one or how marvellous they are. I would have put I’d rather be cruising on the bag but it might be taken the wrong way πŸ˜‰

I plan my rough composition on paper first. I started by drawing the outlines with Derwent Inktense Blocks
Inktense blocks. I then applied layers of inktense (blocks for washes of colour and pencilsfor detail) painting on someΒ  Golden Gac 900 Fabric Painting Medium between each layer to set the inktense (it actually turns it to ink).

I think Inktense are becoming my favourite medium as I love the variety of ways you can use them. I also love being able to use them on some differemt surfaces. I love painting bags as shopping bag totes are an essential item and I love being able to have personalised one of a kind bags which take my art outside the 4 walls of houses and exhibitions!


I’m entering this for the

Creative Loops challenge- water

As You Like It Challenge- favourite non-card project and why

Creative Moments- Anything Goes

Inspiration Destination- Anything Goes

Lemon Shortbread challenge- Anything Goes

Throught The Craftroom Door- Anything Goes

2 Creative Chicks- Anything Goes

Altered Eclectics- Mixed media/ altered art. Anything goes

Anything But Cute Mixed Media Challenge- Earth Day

Crafts Galore Encore- Anything Goes Challenge

Make My Monday- Watercolour

Not Just Cards- Always Anything Goes











13 thoughts on “Hand painted OOAK shopping bag- I’d rather be on holiday!

  • April 8, 2016 at 11:40 am

    What a wonderful bag! Love your painting and the sentiment is perfect! Thanks for sharing with us at TTCRD.

  • April 8, 2016 at 3:37 pm

    A fab bag. Lovely and bright. Thanks for joining AYLI challenge. Elaine

  • April 9, 2016 at 9:27 am

    Thank you so much for sharing your project and entering our Challenge.
    I can’t wait to see what you create for our next Challenge.
    Angie DT
    Creative Moments.

  • April 9, 2016 at 2:12 pm

    WOW!!!! Love this! Amazing! πŸ™‚
    Thanks for sharing it over at 2 Creative Chicks!

  • April 9, 2016 at 2:13 pm

    Wow! Amazing! I love this! πŸ™‚
    Thanks for sharing it over at 2 Creative Chicks!

  • April 10, 2016 at 12:55 pm

    Hi, Elaine! A gorgeous project, with such beautifully brilliant colors and design! Wow! Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge “Make a Card”.
    crafty hugs,

  • April 11, 2016 at 4:00 pm

    I hear you sentiment loud and clear.. We are all sick in the house right now so when we all get better a holiday would be the best.. I love this card Elaine! The vivid colors and yet put together to make it kind of soft and dreamy. Your scene is so pretty and I cannot believe it is watercolor. It looks like oil pastel. Just a fantastic job.. Thank you so much for joining us at MMM.
    Cyber Hugs,

  • April 11, 2016 at 10:27 pm

    Love that bag. Amazing colours. Thanks for playing at Lemon Shortbread and good luck,. Hope to see you back tuesday for a new challenge. Bettina DT xx

  • April 14, 2016 at 7:28 pm

    You really have created a beautiful image and the colours are wonderful!

    Thank you for joining in our Earth Day Challenge at Anything But Cute. Anne x

  • April 19, 2016 at 4:15 am

    Amazing image and beautiful colours! Love it!
    Thank you for joining in our Earth Day challenge at Anything But Cute! Branka DT x

  • April 20, 2016 at 8:53 pm

    Wow that is brilliant I LOVE this so much clever you! Thanks for joining in with our challenge at As You Like It,
    hugs Samantha :0)

  • April 26, 2016 at 2:55 pm

    my goodness, this is wonderful! you did a fabulous job with it! πŸ™‚

    Thank you for joining our ‘Anything Goes’ Challenge at Crafts Galore Encore! πŸ™‚

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