Friday, July 27, 2012

Bike Bag with Freezer Paper Stenciling

bag with painted negative stencil bike
More freezer paper stenciling. More bikes. However, this technique is slightly different than other freezer paper stenciling I have done. This uses the cutout piece of the stencil. It’s painting around the stencil instead of just inside of it.
Here is the bag I used. I didn’t make it. Sometimes I don’t have the time or energy for making a bag to embellish. But I want to decorate one anyway. This bag was sent to me from Fashion Art Projects. You can check their website for plenty of options to buy your own bag for painting.
plain bag
Here are the easy steps I used to paint the bag with acrylic paint mixed with fabric paint medium.negative stenciling with freezer paper five step instructions
1) Ironed on the stencil and outline. 2) Cut some rounded corners for the inside of the stencil. I used a ribbon spool to shape the corners. 3) Ironed on the corners. 4) Painted with the paint. 5) After the paint dried, I removed the stencils.
Now I can load up the bag to take to the pool. It is pretty good-sized and has a lining, too.
Disclosure: Fashion Art Projects provided me this plain white bag and other craft items free of charge. I received no monetary compensation for this review and all opinions are my own.


  1. this is great!! I haven't learned the freezer paper method yet and am always a bit jealous when I see it. Well done!! thanks for linking!

    1. Thanks! You should try it. Super easy and useful!

  2. The stencil came out pretty well and I didn't know about the freezer paper method either. Very informative. And i'm glad I stumbled on your blog from the tutorial tuesday hop!


  3. What an adorable bag! I'm here through the link party at Mommy by Day Crafter by Night. :) Megan

    1. So glad you made it over here! Thanks for the comment.

  4. So cute! I definitely bought some freezer paper last time I was at the grocery store cuz you inspired me with your t-shirts a while ago :-) I don't know what I'm going to stencil yet but I'm sure I'll think of something! Thanks so much for sharing at The Fun In Functional!


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