Friday, October 8, 2010

No-Sew Tote Bags

Some time in June… when I wrote about everything in life happening in May and June here…. I got a request from Jenn Mason the editor at Cloth, Paper, Scissors Magazine and Barb Delaney, Assistant Editor. She had asked if I would be interested in participating in a project that was to be published in the Fall.

I was sent a piece of blank canvas and was asked to embellish one side of the fabric. Jenn had mentioned liking the past piece…"Flower Garden”  that I submitted for the 2011 Calendar Contest… and wondered if I could recreate the same feeling on this canvas.


I stetched the canvas on a board...

Painted the stems and leaves...
Painted the flowers...

then I add accents/details...
When I completed the fabric it was packaged and sent back to Jenn…
Last week I received the finished product in the mail…and this week I received my copy of the inaugural edition of Cloth, Paper, Scissors GIFTS Magazine.  


The piece of canvas that I painted was made into a no sew bag using … Duct Tape… yes Duct tape….


Inside view of the bag... "sewn" with duct tape...
Jodi Kahn… the author of  Simply Sublime Bags …turned my canvas and canvases from the following mixed media artists: Alisa Burke, Dorit Elisha and Beryl Taylor into the most amazing tote bags.

So if you want some great gift making ideas you can order a copy of the new magazine here… or go to your closest book or craft store and buy your copy…

Here is my finished bag….

side that was published...

the other side...
Thank you to Jenn Mason and Barb Delaney for including me and to Jodi Kahn for her creativity…

This made that crazy time of year and the month of June even more worth it this year!

***Thank you all for your kind comments... I just want to clarify that Jodi Kahn is the artist that made the bags and the duct tape is her idea...I just painted this one canvas... There are instructions as to how to create the bags in the Gifts magazine....

5 comments:

Inspire Others said...

Hi Mary Beth,
I'm MoMeMa, a Mixed Media artist and I had to tell you; your ideas are unique and thank goodness for Duck Tape and Hot Glue you can do wonders. Wishing you many success in your arts & craft journey.
Stop by and visit when you get a chance.
Greetings from FL,
MoMeMa
www.momemart.blogspot.com

jacqueline said...

Dearest Mary, your painting is gorgeous and your are so talented! This is soo inspiring!! I am so happy i found you from fb. Have a lovely merry happy weekend and love to yoU!

Maria said...

The design is gorgeous! I was wondering how the duct tape will hold up to wear. I guess time would tell.

skye said...

I saw the link to your site over @ ClothPaperScissors, & when I saw the title for the project, my eyebrows shot up. (Duct tape?! A bag?!) But I LOVE it!!! Fabulous! thank you! :-)

Eleanor said...

This is such a creative idea. I would like to try this when I get a chance. I think this is something that my daughter would also like to try, she always says she isn't crafty but I think your bag could inspier her.

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