Stationery - Chiswick

POP Paint | French inspired stenciled shopping bag.

Posted on 22 Mar 2016

By now I have done pretty much anything and everything with my POP paint.
But one of the things I really wanted to do is stenciling. Having said that I have found that not all paints are great for stenciling.
But with this range of paint you pretty much can’t go wrong!shoppingbag2
My project was to take this cheap grocery bag and turn it into something that is fit for shopping at a French flea-market.
I used my Polar paint for the front stenciling on my bag. The stencil was bought from a hardware store.

step 1 – select your bag or fabric, a stencil brush, stencil and your colour of paint to work with.
step 2 – Dip your brush into the paint to lift some colour.
step 3 – Pounce the brush repeatedly onto the inside of the lid to remove any excess paint and leave the brush with an even layer of paint on it.
step 4 – Pounce the brush onto the stencil. Reload the brush with more paint as needed.
TIP: always tape down the stencil to avoid it moving.
Do not load too much paint onto your brush or else the paint will seep under the stencil design and smudge.
step 5 – Carefully remove the stencil and wash the brush and stencil using soapy water.
If the design is incomplete, replace the stencil and add some touch ups.
To complete the bag, I added some sewn ribbon and french enamel tag to the top of my bag.
The perfect finishing touch for this French inspired shopping bag.
The POP paint gives a nice dimensional effect.
step7 step8 stencilled detail

stencilled_shopping bagProducts used
POP Paint 500ml-Polar pp0512
Other: Stencil brush, stencil, shopping bag, ribbon, enamel tag, brads.

I am loving the versatility of this range of paint – perfect for any crafting project!

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.