Hello all! I have an exciting project to introduce to you! I am pairing up with a talented musician Gina Cimmelli and creating a “12 months of art& lyrics” project. What does this mean, exactly? Well, each month you will find an art/craft/fashion project on this blog featuring Gina’s lyrics. All projects will be most definitely fun and creative- so there is a lot to look forward to! We are starting this venture with a project that launched this whole idea: a lyrics tote bag. So, let’s go ahead! It’s simple enough to create yourself. What you will need exactly? Not much!
tote bag (I got this navy tote bag at Michael’s)
For the lyrics bag, I picked “Don’t be mad” song. It’s one of my favorites from Gina’s first album. I played with some fonts in Photoshop first.
Tip! I used masking tape instead of drawing lines on the actual bag. I wrote the whole thing in pencil first. Then I went over it with fabric marker.
After I finished the lyrics, I thought that it needed a little extra something. Just a touch, so it wouldn’t take away from the lyrics. My idea was to add bits of fabric paint using my paint dotted technique.
Thoughts on our first art & lyrics project? Stay tuned for the next lyrics project in May! In the meantime, stop by to read some of my stories, I have a bunch planned out, as well as some art & craft tutorials. And remember to check out Gina Cimmelli’s music! Until next time, happy creating! Love, Marketa