It’s In The Bag?

I had this super great idea to purchase an art tote bag from Dick Blick and add my own pattern to the bag with Crayola Fabric Crayons.  So I drew my design on a piece of paper and tried to transfer it with an iron…


This is where the problem began – the mesh bag melted from the iron.  As you can see in the close-up photo below.  (Note to self – next time read the fabric content!)


Luckily, I was able to catch it before it melted all the way through to the other side.  So now I’m onto Plan B!  I have some ideas with fabric that don’t involve heat.  And it may end up turning out way better than my first experiment.  I will post it in a couple of days so you can see my results.  🙂

I have also been making tree collages with old magazines.  It is really fun to think outside the bag, I mean box and play with color, patterns and shapes.


I realize these are not your typical Oak or Maple tree growing outside your window but that is the point!  Creating with the imagination can be quite fun and liberating!


And then sometimes, things turn out a bit strange…

So you just have to laugh!  I’m enjoying the journey, how about you?!

Happy Experimenting!  🙂

30 responses to “It’s In The Bag?

  1. Loving those funky tree collages!! Can’t wait to see what you do with your bag. Maybe some paint?? 😝

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  2. OK, you knew I would love those collages! Keep going! (K)

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  3. Making lemonade, that’s what we do as artists! Rock on, Jill, and I’m thrilled to see you playing with color and shapes. 💛

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  4. Sometimes it is fun to try new things. Jill I like the soft nature of your design on the bag, it seems like a silk screened image. Nice experimenting!

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  5. Lol, Jill. I have countless times that art plans did not always turn out. I do like how you went right in with your fabulous collages. Fun and creative, Jill.

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    • Yes, I agree Sharon! I think as artists, it is good to share our challenges as well as our successes. It opens the doors to new creative possibilities – always a good thing in my opinion. Glad you like the tree collages. They are super fun to do. 😄🎨👍

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  6. What fun! And such creativity 🙂

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  7. Your tree collages make me happy! Dang about the mesh bag melting. 😦 Will you try again with a different bag?

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  8. Like the bag idea – natural fibres would support this well…

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  9. LOL, cute trees. I don’t think I have much imagination.
    Too bad about the bag! I do stuff like that.

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  10. i like your trees verymuch

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  11. You are such a creative mad scientist!! Hehe…love your experiments!! ❤️😃That bag is really awesome. Such a cool idea!!

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