Friday 9 March 2018

2018 #4 Whimsy: A Tweet Lil' Purse with ZA {by Kate Yetter}

2018 Topic 4: Whimsy

A charming idea from Kate in this post. She's moved into the fabric zone and away from Paper to make a wonderful bag as a gift for her young daughter! I bet she's pleased as punch with it too!! ~ Leandra 

Hi everyone, Kate here, sharing a project, which combines my love for stamping, painting and sewing. My daughter is celebrating her 2nd birthday so what could be better than a hand stamped purse and tag?

I started by gathering my Fresco Paints and stamping the image on my fabric pattern piece.

Zinski Art Set 20 (ZA20) Stockist list here.

Painting the images took the longest. Fabric definitely doesn’t ‘take’ the paint the same way as paper so I took my time and went slow. I enjoyed this step the most as I find painting details relaxing.
TIPS from PAHQ - the finer the weave of the fabric, the easier it is to paint. You can either loosen the paint with extra water, then it sinks into the weave rather that sit on top of it OR dampen the unpainted area with clean water and a clean brush before adding your paint. Practise first, because too much water, and your paint will bleed outside the lines, so it does take a bit to get the balance right. 

If the item is something you want to be able to wash, then you will also need to look into mixing a textile medium into your paint. Once dried and heat set, the paint is softer to touch, and becomes permanent onto the fabric too.

The next step was to assemble the bag with my sewing machine. I found a free purse pattern online and made a few modifications of my own. I chose muslin as my main fabric so that I could showcase the stamps.

When coloring the image, I found using various colors of paint helped to bring the image alive.

A matching tag was made to complete the purse. Grunge paste, a stencil and Infusions make up the background of the tag. I painted the tree using Fresco Paints and green gelatos.

This was such a fun and easy project. I loved creating something different than my normal paper creation. Who says you can’t combine different mediums? I challenge you to dig out some fabric and dream up some new uses for your stamps and paints. Maybe a border for an apron or pockets for a dress… the possibilities are endless.



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Helen said...

Gorgeous Kate!

Miriam said...

Lovely bag Kate

Elena said...

This is just so sweet, i wish i could make things like this <3

pearshapedcrafting said...

This really does look like a wonderful gift! 💕☺🌞

Margaret Mifsud said...

Wow!! This is stunning Kate! Not only is the bag so beautifully made, I simply adore that you actually stamped and painted on it!! Fantastic!! The paint looks just wonderful on fabric .. the colours so bright and beautiful!! Your little girl is going to adore this! What a fabulous gift!! hugs xx

Etsuko said...

What a lovely project Kate!! and tag is fabulous. xx

Dortesjs said...

ohh lovely purse and love the tag..Sweet whimsy Zinski art set

Astrid Maclean said...

Such fun bag Kate, bet she loved it! Love the tag too and wonderful and creative use of those stamps!

Kirsten said...

That is so lovely.

Lauren Hatwell said...

Wow! This is fabulous Kate. I need one!

Lucy said...

This is totally adorable, Kate. I love it so much!. I bet your daughter loves it too!

Lucy x

Jackie PN said...

Absolutely adorable Kate!

Keren Baker said...

Really love this bag. Bet your daughter loved it! Those stamps are so good on fabric! x

Corrie Herriman said...

Fabulous !