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DIY in a BOX | Watermelon Canvas Bag

Posted by Ashley Eisenhauer on

We're so excited to have you join us in crafting our new Watermelon totes & backpacks!  If you don't have your DIY in a BOX kit yet, click HERE to order yours today!  Also, if you have any questions at all while painting your pieces, click HERE to contact us.

Before you begin painting your bag, place a piece of wax paper inside so the paint doesn't bleed through to the opposite side. Lay the bag out flat and use the mini pencil (included) to LIGHTLY sketch a quarter circle shape before painting. Our example has only one slice of watermelon, but you can replicate the steps to add as many pieces as you want!  

Using your large 1" flat brush, dip the tip in water & then dip in the dark green paint.  Then follow your quarter circle outline (it may take repeated strokes for full coverage).  Paint the rind of the watermelon the thickness of the brush. Leaving the green on the brush, dip one half of the brush into the white paint. Drag brush just below the dark green outline. If you feel the colors have not mixed well, dip the brush into water and go over the top a few more times. Clean the brush off and dip into white paint. Paint the lightest section of the rind. 

Now fill in the corner of the bag with the pink paint. Allow a few minutes to dry before moving on to the next step. 

Now it's time to add the seeds. Did you ever notice all the seeds point to the center of the watermelon? I had no idea until I did this project! Add small triangular seeds to the slice of watermelon using black paint and angle them toward the corner of the bag. 

And that's it! Tie your pull-string bag handles back on once your canvas is dry & you're ready to go.

Special Note: Bags should be spot cleaned only.

P.S. Don't forget to tag @paintedbytheshore on instagram to share your progress & completed projects!  Every Monday we'll choose 1 person who tagged us to be our "winner of the week", & they'll get an awesome prize sent to them!

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