“One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish”

A blank canvas allows you to make and create it into what your imagination holds. Today, our blank canvas is a tote bag. Using our stencils and some brush tip fabric markers, we were able to customize this bag into our own.

For this project you’ll need a blank canvas tote bag, Sharpie Stained Brush Tip Fabric Markers, Adhesive Spray Mount, and stencils. The stencils we decided to use is the Koi Stencil, but you can use any of the Stencil1 stencils that you favor!

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First lay your tote bag on a flat surface. Take the adhesive spray mount and spray the backside of the stencil, then carefully place the stencil in the position of your choosing. The adhesive spray helps to keep your stencil in place as you color it in, very useful when stenciling fabrics. After you have done this, it’s time to start stenciling! Take your fabric marker and start coloring in the open spaces of the stencil.

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These markers are great for this very detailed stencil because their fine points allowed us to color in the thin lines of the koi’s scales and fins. They’re also great for mixing colors together to create a gradation. After you have completed filling in your stencil, carefully remove the stencil from your tote.

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And there you have it! A customized tote bag that is like no other!

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Feel free to decorate your bag with more stencils or keep it simple with just one. Show us how you customize your tote with our stencils @Stencil1.

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