Today’s post is more of a share, this Graffiti Bag project has been in the works for awhile and I thought it was about time to share it with you.
So, I started on it and then it sat for longer than I want to admit. Now it is finally finished (maybe, I think, who knows). Either way I thought it was about time I shared it with you.
I bought this bag at Joe Fresh, I’d been eyeing it for this project for awhile but it was $99 and that just didn’t seem to work. So when they put it on sale for $19 it was a no brainer!
This bag is really a collaboration too. I let my daughter do some of the drawings on it and I embellished around them. It sat so long that her drawing style has really changed and improved, but I love having documentation of this stage of her development.
I started out using sharpies and creating a combination of doodles and graphic patterns, using mostly black on the white background I also added a few pops of color.
The longer it sat the more I changed my mind about what I wanted. So that’s when the paint came into play.
I literally poured black paint over and across the top of the bag letting it drip down the sides.
In some areas I painted over the graphic patterns.
When the paint was dry I used a white sharpie paint pen to draw on the black paint.
The more I look at this bag the more ideas I get and the more I want to add to it. So it may be a continual work in progress.
So less of a DIY today more of a share or technique.
If this inspires you to embellish something you’ve been wanting to, leave me a comment and let me know what you’re making.