A Painted Canvas Tote by Lucy of Craftberry Bush

Painting your own tote for spring or summer is a great way to show off your style and create a tote to haul your goodies to the beach, the shore or the pool.  When you make your own you can choose the size and shape of your tote from large to small and from wide to tall.  Canvas Corp makes a wide range of different canvas and burlap totes that we are sure you will find one that works.  This inspiring tote is ideal for paint your own classes, workshops and even the classroom for Mother’s Day.  Lucy of Craftberry bush shows us some great ways to decorate your tote that are fun and easy to do.  Try butterflies, hearts, stars or even beach balls, your tote, your way.  Here is Lucy’s where she choose butterflies.

Want a beautiful canvas tote for the beach? Well, here is some inspiration for you, Lucy from Craftberry Bush made one by adding these gorgeous butterflies and vibrant color to her tote.

You can choose from a variety of different printed canvas art or make your own and paint with High Impact Paint, Glimmer Glam or your favorite acrylic paint.
You will find art panels like this printed on canvas that are amazing when painted and added to canvas blanks – Spring Showers Printed Canvas

You can use any acrylic paint to decorate your tote bag.  Delta’s Ameriana Paint, Tattered Angels High Impact Paint or Plaid’s Folk Art paint are all great choices.  Choose a larger brush for smoother lines when painting on canvas.  There is no need to gesso or add a base coat, simply paint right onto the canvas and allow each strip to dry before adding the next color.  Paint the bottom or paint the entire tote with stripes.  Painters tape is ideal for taping off the stripes.

To see more of Lucy’s work and to follow her you can Click here to visit Lucy’s Blog and see details on her Cheerful Canvas Tote for more information about this project and many more.

Happy Creating!


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'A Painted Canvas Tote by Lucy of Craftberry Bush' have 2 comments

  1. April 30, 2012 @ 9:13 pm Megan @ My Stubborn Little Miss

    Here from M{S}G! So much cute stuff!


  2. May 30, 2016 @ 2:30 pm The Creative Studio / Creative Fun with Butterflies

    […] A great way to add butterflies to canvas items like totes and aprons is to create them on canvas.  You can hand sketch them, stamp them on with permanent ink or cut out one of the Canvas Corp Printed panels.  You can color them in with fabric markers, mist or paint and the results are stunning.  To see this post on our blog for more details – Butterfly Tote […]


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