Sunday, 23 August 2015

Canvas repurposed.

This is something I've done before and the other day I decided it was time to repurpose another old acrylic canvas painting.   Having bought some plain canvas tote bags (the stronger sort not flimsy ones), I set to work and cut my canvas from the frame it was on

the point of no return



Tote measures approx. 17" x 15"


I cross-stitched the canvas onto the bag using strong thread.  This is the inside of the bag, so the stitching shows - I call it my shabby chic stitch!





That's it, one modern tote shopper with repurposed artwork.



15 comments:

  1. That is fabulous. Very clever, artistic and practical :)

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    1. Thanks Eileen, it's fun to make knowing I'm reusing a painting but in another form. Reckon they would make great gifts, so that's something I'll likely do. I have another plain tote bag and have my evil eye on an acrylic canvas I did ages ago with flowers...ummm, now where did I put those scissors! ;)

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  2. It is beautiful and a great idea!

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  3. That would be a really nice gift, both to give and to receive! (almost made a spelling mistake but remembered "i before e except after c" in time) :-0

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  4. This is a great idea, and totes are so handy!

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  5. Thanks Christine, Shammickite, Joan and Robin :-)

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  6. That's beautiful. You are so clever.

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  7. You are one smart cookie. I would not have thought of doing that. It looks awesome!!

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  8. Thanks CJ and JJ......I'm quite pleased with the result myself ;)

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  9. ....and so you should be. :-)

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  10. There is no limit to your creative ideas! Love it! ;)

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  11. Thanks JJ and Judy....and this goes for Everyone who has visited and also those who have left a comment. I quite enjoyed repurposing the canvas --- as I said, there is another one waiting to be tackled of which I will do a blog post when I have transformed it :-)

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