"Love Stinks" Tote Bag

"Love Stinks" Tote Bag

Posted by DecoArt on Feb 4th 2016

Make the perfect break-up gift bag using our new Personally Yours Urban Ink Stencils.


    • water container
    • palette or plastic plate
    • paper towels
    • tracing paper
    • transfer paper
    • painter's tape
    • #2 round brush
    • #10 flat brush
    • pen
    • cosmetic sponges
    • canvas tote bag



    Let dry completely between painting steps.

    1. Use a pen and the tracing and transfer papers to trace and transfer the entire heart pattern to the tote bag.
    2. Instruction #1
    3. Use a #10 flat brush and Lipstick to fill in the entire heart. Rinse brush.
    4. Instruction #2
    5. Use a #10 flat brush and Almond to fill in the entire scroll. Rinse brush.
    6. Instruction #3
    7. Use a #2 round brush and Pink Cadillac to fill in the roses following the contour of each petal. Using the same brush, add a very small amount of Lipstick to Pink Cadillac and use the mix to shade roses. Rinse brush.
    8. Instruction #4
    9. Use a #2 round brush and Black Tie to fill in the rays behind the heart. Rinse brush.
    10. Instruction #5
    11. Use a #10 flat brush and Dark Scarlet to shade the heart. Rinse brush. With the same brush, mix a small amount of water with Black Tie and shade around the whole heart, a little bit of the banner, and under the banner. Rinse brush.
    12. Instruction #6
    13. Place the DecoArt Personally Yours Urban Ink Shadow Stencil in the scroll. (You can use painter's tape to hold or just hold in place with your fingers.) Load a cosmetic sponge with Black Tie and lightly pounce the word "Love" on the top scroll and "Stinks" on the bottom scroll. Wash the stencils.
    14. Instruction #7
    15. Use a #2 round brush and Black Tie to outline everything. Rinse brush.
    16. Instruction #8


    Heart, Rose, Scroll Pattern