How to make block painting bag

Looking for a way to adorn your plain tote bag lying around at your home? Why not use fabric paint to give away a whole new life to it and to create something unique and individual at the same time!

Recently I was doing Block Painting and tried reviving some school time craft to decorate my plain tote bag with a hand made printing blocks.

Do you remember the school days when we use to take lady finger, onions, potatoes, our own fingers -thumbs and some other easily available things to stamp up the paper with colors !!
We are going to do the same to decorate the tote bag.

So let’s start with the essentials.

block painting bag

For this, you will need few Fabric Colours, Brush, Potato and a white tote bag.

block painting bag

In this project, firstly I drew the required shape on the potato and then used a knife to carved the shape onto it. Here I have made a leaf but you can try with different shapes like heart, flower, tree etc.

block painting bag

Here is the plain and simple looking tote bag

block painting bag

Proceed by applying color on the stamp with the help of brush and paste it hard on the bag to get the desired result. Just like shown in the below photograph-

block painting bag

Clean the stamp every time with the help of tissue paper and then apply another color on it and the do the same until you get the desired design.

block painting bag

I tried some designs and settled with these two on the sides of my bag.

block painting bag

Make sure you iron the fabric from the back side before washing. This will make the paint last longer.

courtesy: beingcreativenoopur

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