Hello and happy Sunday, lovelies!
This weekend was so much better than all the weekends before. Why? Well,… there was loooots of sunshine and my parents came to visit. And I went to the awesome Marilyn Monroe exhibition with the Mr. today. That’s 3 good reasons to make my heart miss a beat 🙂
Anyways… You know I love Orla Kiely, don’t you? I am especially amazed by the „Stem“ stuff. Like this:
Unfortunately I don’t own any of Orla’s great designs. So I made my own:
This tote bag is so easy to make and looks so pretty!
See how I did it:
I used a potato, a tote bag, fabric paint, a cutting knife and a pencil.
First, cut the potato in half. Put the halves on a paper towel so the fluid will be absorbed and your potato will be ready to work as a stamp.
Now, draw your design on the potato and use your tool (either a kitchen knife or a lino cutter) to cut around the design. Like you would do to create a „normal“ stamp. Cut at least 1 cm deep.
Paint the „stem“ part with fabric paint. Line a sheet of paper or cardstock in the bag so the paint won’t come out on the back part of your tote. And now: STAMP! Repeat painting the potato stamp with fabric paint after each printing part. Create a loooong stem. And then… add the leaves. And don’t get disappointed when your design isn’t as „perfect“ as Orla’s. You want your tote to be YOURS. 🙂
If you want to spice up your tote and break the (dark) colour scheme, add a tiny heart. Like, a pink one. Pink is fun!
Let it dry and…. well… put your stuff in it!
I hope you enjoy making your own Orla inspired tote bags and have as much fun as I had.