I couldn't resist creating some more with The Crafter's Workshop/Balzer Design Pointy Circles stencil. This time i used it on fabric to create my own personal tote/purse. I had a blast creating both the fabric background and tote. I know how to sew. I know how to follow a pattern. I even have created my own patterns before but somehow this time was a lot more intimidating. I think the first issue was settling on a design that would showcase my custom fabric well. The second hurdle was to just cut the fabric. I took that leap and created my happy little tote. Here's a look at the process.
I started with a piece of natural canvas and dyed it with Maya Mists. I used a variety of blues to get the variegated look on the fabric. I heat set the mists with an iron to set the color. I love that Maya Mists heat set. Next i grabbed the pointy circle stencil and stamped some Antiquated Collection Perfumery stamp in random circles.
I used some acrylic paints to paint random circles with a variety of colors. So many layers of paint in each circle until i had just the right look.
A few more random stamps over the background and then a few paint splatters. I also stamped onto the pointy circles adding yet another layer.
It was a good start but needed more layers. I painted more pointy circles on another piece of canvas fabric and cut them out. I glued them to the first fabric piece after i had randomly stitch in the background. Then i took a deep breath and cut out my pattern.
I am truly happy with the way it turned out! I really want to make some more and experiment a bit more.