Hmm! It sounds good to see how people craft their design ideas into their outfits. However, it is charming to design your tote bags to reflect your personality. Something about creating a compelling character makes you want to decorate a tote bag for yourself.
To be specific, I personally like a design that catches everyone’s attention. Well, that does not mean you cannot have one that represents your trait that is just right for the day.
It sounds good to know that tote bags with incredible designs create a unique impression about you. How you decorate your own tote bag has a way of representing you in public.
I absolutely prefer having colorful designs printed on fluffy clothing accessories. Be it a simple canvas tote, or a DIY personalized tote bags. I like it to reflect who I am, especially when it has a design that is screaming for the world to see.
There is nothing too serious but a fun way of being specific and detailed in your look. Here are some great ideas to help you design your tote bags.
How to Decorate Tote Bag: Step by Step Guide
There are lots of homemade totes from blank canvas bags for you to decorate. Learning how to paint on them is easy and straightforward.
Before you begin, you would need to get some materials ready. The appropriate materials include a tote bag, pencil, sharpie pen, ruler, acrylic colors, paintbrush.
Here are few steps to kickstart your painting:
Step 1: Measure out a 25cm x 20cm picture frame you intend to draw. If you only need a simple shape for your tote bag, you can just cut the desired shape out from plain paper.
Step 2: Use a pencil to draw an art line picture illustrating the recipient’s face that personalizes them. For example, the round face, the mole, the full lips, the flattened nose. You can choose any artwork of your choice. It would be best your artwork covers most of the tote bag.
Step 3: Re-trace the image with a sharpie pen to make sure you have a clear drawing when you are transferring your artwork
Step 4: Write the recipient’s name at the bottom of the frame in the tote bag. It could be your name and Initials or just your name, in any combination that suits.
Step 5: Use acrylic colors to paint each array on the bag, depending on your favorite colors. To give the bag a stunning look, you should choose 3 to 4 colors that follow specific themes. Pay close attention while painting to avoid splitting acrylic colors over the bag. Also, do not let the acrylic color cover the lines.
Give It to Whom and On Which Occasions?
Tote bags are an excellent choice for most mothers in holding their belongings or carry things around. They can also make a perfect gift if well topped up with some lovely looking designs. Other than these, they can be a perfect piece for different occasions.
With their various designs and style, they can be used by anyone on a variety of occasions.
Shopping: People often call tote bag shopping tote because of its design and need to carry groceries or clothes from clothing shops. They are durable with enough space to hold your household items.
Camping: Campers find this bag important when having leisure time camping. The fact being that it can hold lots of camping stuff while also acting as an alternative to your big boxes.
For School or Work: Either you are going to school or work, tote bags can be used to hold your school books and other working items. The standard size tote bag can comfortably fit in a laptop. This makes the most used bags among students and workers.
As a Casual Purse: Tote bag comes in various sizes and styles. In fact, the idea of making a tote bag is to create an intuitive design that stuns the public. Whether you a going out for a date or just strolling and having fun, a tote bag will hold all your belongings in one place while still giving you an attractive look.
For Keeping Dirty Clothes: Tote bags can be used as a laundry bag for keeping dirty clothes. A great alternative to your laundry basket, which occupies much room space. Since they come in different sizes, you can opt for a bigger one to hold enough laundry clothes.
Learning how to paint on canvas tote bags or any other material comes handy when you know the right tips to give you what exactly you need.
Below are the best tips you need to get your tote bag painted
Use Quality Paints for Your Design: Making a good design starts with the kind of paint used. They are various paints available in the market- Metallic or reflective paints. Most of these paints are most effective when used with restraints.
Keep Your Design Simple: Simplicity matters a lot when designing your tote bag. Keep your design simple and easy to read by anyone. Complex designs do not always make it in the market or attract the right audience. Little designs can speak a whole lot about your personality.
Choose the Right Color and Color Combination: Choosing the right color implies choosing the color that matches your bag’s color. You have numerous color combinations to choose from when it comes to design. However, avoid mixing too many colors. 3-4 colors are perfect for giving you an intuitive design.
Captions: Your caption to you should be simple and placed in a visible position of the bag. People use their initials while others choose brand names. But just something that does not wave off the beauty.
Well, there you have everything you need to get your tote bag sparkling and attractive. Remember that tote bags are naturally meant to be simple. So, whether you are building or decorating the bag, always keep it simple and beautiful. The simplicity combined with the intuitive designs gives it a touch of class, and that as well speaks of your character in public.