Stationery - Chiswick

Painted book bag using POP Paint.

Posted on 28 Jun 2017

Today I am sharing a quick project with you that you can even get the kids involved in over the midterm break.
This painted book bag can be used for anything from your planners to Bible journaling and even for goodies bags with parties.
They are small enough for kids but big enough for grown-ups too – the perfect size to be creative with.I bought a plain canvas bag and wanted to dress it up to use as a book bag. and what better way than top add some fun painted stripes using POP Paint. The painted stripes are bold and offer just enough fun to take this ordinary bag from bland to amazing.
step 1 – Select the bag size you want to paint as well as the colour of paint.

step 2 – Use painters tape to mask off some stripes. Make sure that the tape seals well against the bag to prevent paint from seeping underneath the tape into the white stripe areas.

step 3 – Use a medium sized paint brush to paint in between the taped off areas.

step 4 – Continue painting until you have painted all the lines.
TIP: If you are painting front and back of your bag, mark the lines in pencil so that they run evenly across the front and back of your bag.
When adhering your painters tape, add the tape just outside of the pencil lines so that they are painted too and won’t be visible afterwards.

step 5 – Leave the paint to dry completely and then carefully pull off the painters tape to reveal your painted lines.

You can change up the sizes and spacing in between the lines for a fun look.
Or keep them uniform for a fun zebra striped bag.
Decorate your bag with a beautiful ribbon and sew it in place or add some iron on names or initials.
A fun project that is really versatile.
Products used:
POP Paint 500ml-Buttery pp0514
Other: Paint brushes, canvas bag, painters tape


Written by Jowilna Nolte

Creating can be a wonderful journey and therapy making sense of things where life cannot, and I have tuned my life into this philosophy.