DIY Metallic Canvas Pencil Bag

DIY Metallic Canvas Pencil Bag

Posted by DecoArt on Jan 28th 2021

Chase away the rain with this colorful canvas bag, painted with SoSoft ® Fabric Paint.


    • palette or plastic plate
    • flat brush
    • liner brush
    • cardboard
    • masking tape
    • foam pouncer
    • pencil pouch
    • pencil


    1. Find a canvas or other fabric pencil pouch or clutch that you would like to work on. (Mine was 6" x 9" with a zipper.)
    2. Instruction #1
    3. Gather the supplies, including Rainy Day SoSoft Stencil. (See photo.)
    4. Instruction #2
    5. Cut a piece of cardboard to fit inside the pouch. Tape the top of the pouch to the cardboard with masking tape to keep the surface from moving when painting.
    6. Instruction #3
    7. Make a very small mark on the pouch where the stencil begins and ends to know where to paint the background.
    8. Instruction #4
    9. Using the guide from the stencil, free-hand draw the larger central circle and the surrounding smaller circles with a pencil.
    10. Instruction #5
    11. Paint the circles with Copper (Metallic) using a flat brush. Allow to dry.
    12. Instruction #6
    13. Place the Rainy Day stencil in the center of the large circle.
    14. Instruction #7
    15. Load a foam pouncer with Aquamarine (Metallic). Dab the excess onto the palette or plastic plate.
    16. Instruction #8
    17. Pounce Aquamarine (Metallic) onto the stencil. Allow to dry and repeat, if needed.
    18. Instruction #9
    19. Touch up the edges with the appropriate color and a liner brush if needed. Allow to dry before use.
    20. Instruction #10
    21. This is the way to spruce up a plain pouch. (Or use the same idea on other projects.)
    22. Instruction #11
    23. If the pouch has a handle, don't forget to add a touch of metallic color with some color blocking using Copper (Metallic) and Aquamarine (Metallic).
    24. Instruction #12