Photography on the final images is by Liz Daly, a San Francisco based photographer
Excited to share with you another blank canvas tutorial, a new weekly tutorial series I started last week all about decorating and personalizing the plain canvas tote we’ve all come to love. Last week I made a fishy pool tote, and this week’s neon polka dot tote couldn’t be easier- and yet I think it might be one of my favorites. I’ve been carrying this one all around town since the day I made it.
Keep reading to see the full tutorial!
Start off with some really bright, neon fabric paint, a pencil with eraser, and plain canvas tote. You can buy plain canvas totes here for under $2 each.
I put a piece of scrap paper in the bag to protect the other side I’m not painting. Then I grabbed some more scrap paper to test out how I much paint I need on the eraser to get a good polka dot. Turns out if I dip it into the paint, and then blot one time on the paper, it’s ready to go to make one polka dot. I repeat with each one.
I tried to make them random. Which was much harder than it seemed! My brain really really wanted to create a pattern and line them up, but I fought against it. I thought it would look more organic if it wasn’t perfect.
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Hi there! I'm Liz Stanley. Born and raised a New Yorker I now live in the fairytale city of San Francisco with my husband, son, and baby girl. This lifestyle site is a collection of pretty, creative, and budget-friendly ideas to Say Yes to a more crafty, stylish, and family-focused life. MORE >>>
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