Sunset Safari Elephant Print Bag
Having a reusable shopping bag is more environmentally friendly than plastic bags. There are lots you can buy but why not make your own for a personal fashion statement. This design has two stages, first the sunset inspired strips and then fun with potato printing. If you can can bear to give it away, it would make a lovely present too.
: 45 minutes plus drying time
: Over 10s
Dylon fabric paint
Stick masking tape across the bag
It doesn't matter if you paint onto the masking tape
Remove the masking tape
Follow the instructions for your fabric dye. I used dye from Dylon which involved letting the paint dry, washing the bag, letting it dry and then ironing to fix the colour in place.
Next you're ready to create the elephant stamps to print on top.
A simple stamp made from a potato
It's easier to paint the stamp than to dip it into the paint as you can control how much you put on
Follow your fabric paint instructions again and give the bag a good iron at the end to get any creases out.
If you're giving this as a present, you could use your elephant potato stamp to make some extra special wrapping paper and a gift tag. Using regular paint, stamp a large piece of paper to making wrapping paper and a smaller piece of cardstock to make a tag.
Using regular poster paint, the elephant stamp can be used to decorate some plain paper to wrap your gift
All wrapped up with the elephant theme
There are lots more ideas for printing
on this website.
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