Caitlin from The Mrs. Everything is back on the blog showing you how to DIY a fun, painted canvas tote using Oramask 813! For more project ideas and inspiration, be sure to check out the Craftey Community!
Hello, my name is Caitlin and I am addicted to tote bags....and monograms if we are being entirely honest here. I have more bags than I know what to do with, but I always have somewhere to go, so why not be prepared for every occasion?! I especially love a bag that I can make myself, so when my littles started having a weekly water day at school for the summer, I knew it was time to #GetCraftey!
Here's What You'll Need:
- Oramask Stencil Film
- Blank Canvas Tote
- Silhouette Cameo or similar machine
- Multi-Surface Acrylic Paints
What I love about this DIY is that it is super quick and easy and can be completely customized based on your preferences. I thought it would be so cute to do crabs and a monogram for my son!
To get started, setup your design in the Silhouette Studio. Since I am just using two paint colors for my crabs, I placed enough crabs on my page for four stencils, but Oramask is very durable material, so two would have been fine.
Once you have your design ready, load the Oramask on your mat and cut.
Using scissors, cut each portion of your design out of the Oramask and then remove the center pieces to leave just the outline.
It is helpful to use a scraper tool to make sure the Oramask is adhering to your tote. You want to make sure that the Oramask is stuck to the tote as well as possible so no paint will seep underneath.
Once you have ensured that the Oramask is tightly adhered to your tote, grab your paintbrush and your paints, and add some color!
Gently dab the paint over each letter. Be careful not to brush in strokes like you normally would because you want to keep your lines as crisp as you can!
It is a good idea to leave the Oramask in place until you have done a few coats of paint, let dry, and then you can slowly peel the Oramask away.
My son loves his special bag and I already have so many ideas for more personalized totes!
Don't forget to visit the Craftey community frequently for free cut files and project inspiration! Even seasoned Silhouette users can learn something new; I know that I am always picking up new tips and tricks and I love a good cut file!
Happy crafting loves!