little painted canvas pouches

26 October, 2016 ·

If, like me, you have an event coming up soon that requires some quick crafting, these little painted canvas pouches might be a handy thing to try out.

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I suppose the shopping list is a bit specific.

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You need some plain canvas pouches. (I bought mine but I ought to have made them really.)

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And these are the Setacolor fabric paints I am currently using non-stop.

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Before I started painting I chopped up a plastic bag and tucked the pieces into the pouches so it wouldn’t seep through to the other side.

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Then I watered down the colours I wanted to use (and in doing so, I should warn you, have ruined this plate forever. Ho hum).

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I wanted the little landscapes I was painting to be sort of ‘contained’, rather than going right to the edge of the pouches. So I painted that contained space with water and then began to fill it with colour. Very watered down by now! But I like how misty it looks.

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Once the pouches are painted and completely dry, with Setacolor paints you have to iron them to get the colour to stay. I recommend lots of ventilation. This bit of the process can make you feel quite queasy.

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Here they are all finished, but if you look at the photos at the top of the post you’ll see I also did a bit of embroidering because, what can I say? I like to make work for myself…