Summer is here!!! Kids are getting ready to resume their swim lessons. I made this tote for my niece to take her things to her swim lessons. I couldn't find my tripod, so I made a picture tutorial :)
Here are the things you need:
Freezer Paper (Wax paper will not work)
Any cricut cart. I used Create a Critter
Tulip fabric paint
You also need a piece of cardboard, an old magazine, or something to stick inside your bag to prevent any paint soaking on the other side. Mine didnt leak through, but better safe than sorry!
Cut out your stencil on the freezer paper. I used a 12x12 piece of freezer paper. I used the whale from the Create a Critter cart. Cut out the whale, the whale's first layer, and the saying "Splash". Make sure to save any little pieces in your saying. Make sure to place the dull side of the paper down on the mat, the shiny side will not stick to the mat. If you are cutting out a saying, make sure to press the Flip button on your machine or else it'll be backwards when you iron it on.
Iron on the stencil to your bag, SHINY SIDE DOWN. I started with the whale's first layer, the one that is squirting water. Make sure all the sides are stuck on the bag to prevent any paint leaking under the paper.
Take some paint and a make up applicator or brush and brush/dab on the paint.
Allow time for the paint to dry. I used my blow drier to speed up the process. Use the cool setting. Once it’s dry to touch, peel off the paper and place the second layer to paint on the different shade of blue. Try to align the image exactly for best results. Iron on this second layer trying to avoid the painted area. It will not damage the painted area, but you might get your iron a little dirty.
Paint this new area. Let dry and peel off paper.
On to the saying. Repeat the same process above. Iron on the paper, making sure to include the small pieces of the saying such as the loop in the L and the circles in the P and A.
I painted the water squirt blue
And then continued with the magenta wording
While that is drying I added the sun on the corner and then blow dried the sun and the saying.
After everything was dry I took some puffy paint and added the eyes and smile on the whale and sun. I also wanted it to be a girl whale, so I glue gunned a pink bow ☺ .
I cut out another sun on blue paper and made a gift tag using Robyn’s Friends & Family stamp set.
I know this was a lot of information, but if any step in unclear, please feel free to email me with your questions firstname.lastname@example.org