It’s A New Day

Remember the art tote bag that I showed you last week?  Well, I figured out how to patch the holes!  I also added color to the bag!  (You all know how much I like color!)

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Isn’t it totally wild?!  🙂  I printed it with Golden Fluid acrylic paints on my Gelli plate yesterday.  I covered the holes with circles I cut from deli-printed gelli prints:

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I used a stencil to cut out the colored circles and ironed on a fusible web stabilizer to the papers.  I then sewed the papers over the holes on the bag.  It was a bit tricky to sew so my lines aren’t too straight.  I may finish the edges with hand stitching – I haven’t decided yet.

On the other side of my bag, I sewed 3 colored circles:

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I like the colors on this side best!  I used stencils and Spirograph circles to make my patterns with my gelli plate.

I think my art tote bag looks so much better now.   I’d love to know what you think!

Happy Creating!  🙂

34 responses to “It’s A New Day

  1. Awesome…I love tote bags!

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  2. Looks so great Jill!! 💕😃 For someone who doesn’t sew or craft I find this all really magical and cool!! 😊hehe

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  3. It’s so JILLY now!! YAY! You make me smile with your love of color. Must be something about that name, Jill. My BFF Jill is all about bright lively color too! xoxo

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  4. I like what Jodi said….very Jilly. You’ve some up with a new style bag called the Jilly Bag! The patterns, texture, color, seen on circle all come together in a perfect symphony of magic!

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  5. Yes it is wild and I love it. WOW… I have Golden Fluid acrylic inks…is that the same? Will it wash off? I think you said you were doing Expressing in Sketchbook Skool. Did you make any stamps? I ordered some supplies to make stamps.

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    • Thanks Carmel! I have not tried acrylic inks but you could experiment and see if they would work! Your prints would probably be more watery in appearance but I like that look too! And I have not finished watching the lessons to Sketchbook Skool yet – but I will! I have always wanted to make my own stamps so I look forward to seeing what you create! 😃🎨👍

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      • Jill, I just looked at my supplies. I do have Golden High Flow paints. My inks are Daler Rowney and Liquitex acrylic inks. 😊

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      • I have used the high flow paints from Golden – I only have a few colors and I like the Fluid paints the best but I’d give them a try! I have the DR acrylic inks too – I’m curious to see what they would do now! BTW, I often add a glazing medium to the fluid acrylic paints to extend the drying time but I don’t think you have to do that with the high flow paints? 😃

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  6. I love that you always have fun with color, Jill! You inspire us all with your splashing and creating!

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  7. Very nice Jill, glad you were able to re-work it, like the colors and how bold the bag is now. YaY!

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  8. You clever thing! I think your experimentation turned out great, and now you have a lovely new bag! ❤

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  9. Very pretty! I like the second side best too. Love those colors!

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  10. You are multi talented…not a medium or you have your own unique way with it!

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