Abacus Bag

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abacus7This bag has traveled a creative journey from a beginning nearly opposite in appearance. Pulled from my completed projects it seemed gawky and unacceptable to my present eye.

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Cut apart and laid flat, its makeover has begun….

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Paint applied – I used fabric to absorb excess on the tape – nothing wasted!

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First mask removed

 

 

 

 

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Brush handle as paint applicator. (A sheet of glass is laid over neutral fabric on my work surface.)

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Big mistake! Slapping paint without much thought. I sensed it immediately, but I finished all the way across knowing that mistakes can lead to good things. Later, after a little masking, I hid the yellow with more paint.

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I had recently carved a flower stamp so I grabbed that and laid it on using black.

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A day or so later I sanded lightly to expose hints of the yellow, bring it out as texture and soften the colors a bit. I added more black to the design.

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Available here in my Etsy shop.

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