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Circuit Bridge Project Guide - Embellished Tote Bag

Part II - Embellishing the Tote Bag using your newly created stencil(s)
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PhotoEZ or StencilPro Embellished Tote Bag
Materials and Supplies
 • PhotoEZ™ or
   StencilPro
   stencil film
• Liquitex BASICS High
   Viscosity Paint (we
   used Titanium White)
• Artwork (black and
   white computer
   printout will do)
• Jones Tones Puff Paint
   (Forest Green)
 • Tote Bag    • Plastic tray   
 • Exposure Frame    • Squeegee   
 • Plastic Frame
   (optional)   
• Brush   
 • Plastic Canvas    • Palette Knife
   (optional)   
 
This project guide will show you how to embellish tote bag using our silkscreen stencils along with your artwork.

Read all instructions before beginning your project. Read manufacture labels on products and supplies being used. Have FUN!
 
Project By:  Circuit Bridge
Time to Do:  3-5 hours
Skill Level:  Beginner to  Intermediate
 
Instructions
Tote Bag - Position your stencil Step 12: Position your PhotoEZ or StencilPro stencil on Tote Bag shiny side down

We have also inserted a piece of cardboard inside the bag for support.
Tote Bag - Spread Puff Paint

Step 13: Spread Jones Tones Puff Paint onto the stencil

Hint: make a neat thick line of paint. There should be enough paint to cover the entire image on the stencil.

 

Tote Bag - Apply Ink Step 14: Spread Paint evenly onto the stencil with the squeegee.

Use the following tips to avoid bleeding and pinholes:

• Use plenty of paint.
• Keep squeegee at no lower then 45 angle. This will help prevent
   bleeding under the stencil.
• Use even strokes and go back and forth only once. Avoid
   the tendency to paint.
• Lift the stencil slowly. Lifting too fast will create bubbles
  and possible pinholes.

Tote Bag - Heat Set Paint

Step 15: Lift the PhotoEZ or StencilPro stencil and heat set the freshly applied puff paint

Hint: a high setting of a hair dryer can be used to heat set the puff paint.

Tote Bag - Rinse and dry stencil Step 16: Rinse the used PhotoEZ or StencilPro stencil with water and dry

Brush and rinse with water. Use a plastic canvas to support the stencil during rinsing or cleaning screen printing ink.
Tote Bag - Spread Paint Step 17: If stencil #2 is used (text in a circle), repeat steps 12 through 16 to apply

We have used the Liquitex BASICS Titanium White acrylic color. Start out by placing the stencil #2 on Tote Bag and aligning it with the tree image; which has been already applied. Make a thick line of paint at the bottom of the image on stencil. Use the Palette Knife (optional) .
Tote Bag - Spread Paint evenly Step 18: Spread Paint evenly onto the stencil with the squeegee.

Use the following tips to avoid bleeding and pinholes:

• Use plenty of paint.
• Keep squeegee at no lower then 45 angle. This will help prevent
   bleeding under the stencil.
• Use even strokes and go back and forth only once. Avoid
   the tendency to paint.
• Lift the stencil slowly. Lifting too fast will create bubbles
  and possible pinholes.

Tote Bag - Close Up

Step 19: Lift the stencil, rinse it with tap water and allow it to dry before next use. Allow the freshly applied paint on the Tote Bag to completely dry.

On the left: close up of the finished image on the Tote Bag.

Tote Bag Complete Congratulations! You have completed the Embellished Tote Bag project!
 
<< Click here to go to Part I - Making your stencil
 
The information in this project guide is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed. Circuit Bridge, LLC disclaims all liability from any injury to anyone undertaking the construction of this project as a result of improper safety precautions. Since we have no control over physical surrounding the application of information herein contained, Circuit Bridge, LLC disclaims any liability for untoward results.
 

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