Sunday, November 22, 2009

Butterfly Stencil Decor Elements Tote Bag

Here's the second bag I made using the technique I blogged about yesterday!  Really like how this one turned out (no overbleaching boo-boos this time!).

Instead of using pre-made Decor Elements, this time I made my own stencil shapes using Decor Elements Vinyl Sheets and the Big Shot.  I cut a piece of the vinyl sheet, and ran it through the big shot using the Bigz Butterfly Die.  Then, I was able to just peel the backing off the vinyl butterflies and stick them where I wanted on my tote bag.  I decided not to use the transfer sheets, and that worked out fine.

Here's the first side I did:

And, here's the other side (this time the vinyl didn't stick quite as securely, so some of the bleach worked under the edges of the images a little bit.  The images aren't quite as "crisp" but I still like the look).

I think this could be a fun way to make some personalized gifts or could be used as gift packaging!  This technique can be used on other fabric items, too . . . like shirts, pants, Christmas stocking, etc.... 

Instead of using bleach, you could also use fabric paint, too! 

- Michelle


Jana Weaver said...

That turned out awesome!!! Can't wait to try it with my spray paints!! :-D

Whoopsie Daisy! said...

Wow, Michelle! This is a fabulous project!! Love the butterflies! Hoping you and your family had a fantastic Thanksgiving! xx Jane