Hi friends! Belen of Art & Whimsy, here, with an easy stitched & stamped pen pouch project for you. Not the greatest at sewing? No problem, I'm not either. Today not only is wonky stitching ok, it's encouraged, so let's get started!
I started by giving a zippered canvas pouch a generous coat of gesso on both sides. You can find these pouches here on RubberMoon's site!
After giving the gesso time to dry, I brushed on acrylic paint that I made suitable for fabric with a bit of fabric medium. You can can find many different brands. I used Liquitex. I set that aside to dry.
Next I used a Sandra Evertson's Otomi stamp to add an image to a piece of thin muslin.
I used a small round piece of cardboard as a mask, along the top of the head, to leave that part of the image unstamped.
To create a Frida from the stamped image, I added a flower crown using the Flores stamp.
To give my Frida life, I added some color to her face.
I added some more color around her, to make her really pop and then gave her a face using the Introspective stamp. Again, I used a scrap piece of card stock as a mask.
Using an assortment of pens, I added more color. I also stamped “Life Is Art”, using a stamp by the same name.
Next, I added a bit of stamping to my pouch using the Scribble stamp & the XOs stamp, both from the Mixed Media Stamp Set.
To finish off my pen pouch, I trimmed out the Frida image, fully embraced my wonky stitching abilities and stitched her right onto my pouch.
Thank you for following along.
I wish you a week full of art and full of whimsy!