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2012/06/16

Draw on my tote bag

By far I am a tote-bag-lover. In this post I am going to share you my opinions and how I diy them and it is super-easy to do.

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明顯地,我十分喜歡單肩麻布袋。今次我會介紹我是如何畫這些麻布袋和分享一些意見。

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Things you need
Plain tote bag, paper, pencil, brushes and acrylic paint/water-resistent marker pen.
( You may notice that one of the brushes in the photo is a chinese-writing brush. It helps me to draw some detailed stuff. )

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需要
單肩麻布袋,紙,鉛筆,畫筆和塑膠彩 / 油性筆。
( 你可能已經留意到相中有支毛筆。每當我要畫仔細部分時,它便會大派用場。 )

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Tote bag
All the plain linen tote bags I used are brought from Muji. Frankly they are not the best. The linen is quite thin so you can see the picture on the other side vaguely. After used for a several times it becomes rather old and shabby. It also cannot bear heavy-weighted stuff. I used to sew them by myself. The pro is that I can choose the thickness of the linen and add a liner which allows the bag becomes much endurable. But it was quite time-consuming, esp. I sew at a sluggish pace.

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單肩麻布袋
所有我用的麻布袋都是購自無印良品。說實話,這些麻布袋用料並不是最好的。那薄薄的麻布令另一邊的圖案能隱約見到。用了幾次後,它便變得有點殘舊。而且它不能負荷重物。我曾經自已車縫這些單肩麻布袋。好處是我可以選擇麻布的厚度、加裏層令麻布袋更加耐用。但自己親手弄挻花時間,尤其我縫得很慢。

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How
1. Draft on a piece of paper.
2. Put the draft into the bag and trace the line of the draft on the tote bag with a pencil.(as shown in the left photo)
3. Colour what you have traced with acrylic paint/water-resistent marker pen.(as shown in the right photo)
4. Finish! (Super-easy, right?)

Notice: You can just do your drawing directly on the tote bag without steps 1&2 but errors are more likely to happen!

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如何
1. 在紙上畫草槁。
2. 將草槁放入袋裏,用鉛筆沿着草槁上的線把草圖畫到麻布袋上。(如左邊相般)
3. 用塑膠彩 / 油性筆把袋上的畫上色。(如右邊相般)
4. 完成!( 十分簡單吧? )

注意:你可以不用跟隨步驟1和2,直接畫左布袋上,但便有更大機會發生失誤!

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Water-resistent marker pen vs Acrylic paint
The left tote bag is done by water-resistent marker pen while the right one is by acrylic paint. I prefer acrylic paint over the marker pen although marker pen is much easier to deal with and cheaper. Reasons are simple:
1. acrylic is water-durable after drying like the marker pen
2. marker pen's colour is paler as you can see
3. acrylic is much less easier to be worn-off
4. the ink of the marker pen disperse upon drawing on fabric but acrylic do not

Therefore I recommend you to draw your tote bag with acrylic paint.
(I always think there might be a type of pen specific for drawing on fabric but I cannot find. I also believe in this world there must be other paints existed more suitable for drawing on fabric! )


Finally
The above opinions are concluded from my around-2-months experience. Hope you find this tutorial useful! If you make one, feel free to send me a picture! Leave me a comment if you have any questions about this tutorial!

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塑膠彩 vs 油性筆
左手邊的麻布袋是用油性筆畫的,而右手邊是用塑膠彩。雖然油性筆較塑膠彩易控製和較便宜,但我個人喜歡用塑膠彩多點。原因很簡單:
1. 塑膠彩乾了後會如油性筆般防水
2. 油性筆的顏色較淺
3. 相對油性筆,塑膠彩較難甩色
4. 當上色時,油性筆的墨會化開但塑膠彩不會

所以我建議大家用塑膠彩來畫袋。
( 我一直認為有種筆是專門畫布,但卻找不到。還有我相信世界上有很多種顏料更適合畫左布上 !)


最後
以上都是我畫了一個月多得出的意見。希望你會覺得有用!如果你也弄了一個,歡迎郵寄張相給我看看!如果有相關的問題,亦可以留言問我。




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28 comments:

  1. i am SO trying this! ahh thanks for the tutorial :) really excited to try this out! eeee! :D

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  2. i don't have muji here, i don't know where to get a plain bag :(

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    1. Or you can try to sew it by yourself. It's quite easy!

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    2. I do not know where you are from, but if you are from Europe you can buy one here:

      http://www.amazon.co.uk/NATURAL-COTTON-TOTE-SHOPPER-BAG/dp/B004UVABKO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1339837010&sr=8-1

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  4. "用鉛筆沿着草槁上的線畫到麻布袋上"意思是用力畫在草槁上令布袋留下筆痕還是在袋上臨摹?

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    1. "臨摹"。抱歉,我的文字不夠清晰。

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    2. 謝謝^^我理解力更差

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  5. This is so clever! I'm going to try it for myself sometime :) Thanks for the tutorial!!

    http://www.tseparfait.com/

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  6. Hi ! the "Colour the draft with acrylic paint/water-resistent marker pen." part,do i have to place the draft on the tote bag and color it?

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    1. Oh, sorry for my poor english!
      I mean place the draft inside the bag, then traced the draft to the bag, next colour the picture you have traced on the bag.

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  7. amazing!

    http://dancingwithtearsgf.blogspot.com/

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  8. I use acrylic too! Mainly because I already own a set of acrylics and I can't be arsed to buy a tube of textile paint. When I don't have anything to do I re-purpose my old tote bags by painting on the back part.

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  9. 你可以去旺角ART SUPPLIES(太子弼街77號地下)買到畫布既筆:)

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  10. wanna make one after i read it!
    your bags look great, especially love the blue stripe one!
    is that your drawing too?

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  11. will it damage when it met water?

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    1. You mean the drawing? Acrylic become water-resistant after drying so no.

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  12. This is so cool. Keep up the great work.

    fromheadtoheels.blogspot.com

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  13. 請問你在hk哪間muji買? 昨天到沙田muji找不到:(

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    1. 這些tote bag要在cashier那裡買,不過最近我去沙田muji亦不見有。你可以去美麗華或者朗豪坊分店看看,這兩間很大機會有。

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    2. Muji has two kinds of tote bag.
      I don't know to choice 55 dollars or 40 dollars.
      Which one can draw picture?

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    3. I am not sure which ones do you mean because the one I use only cost 8-9 dollars.

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  14. These are two kinds of A3 tote bag.
    which ones did you use ?

    http://muji.shop.rakuten.tw/c/116113/
    thank you!

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    1. This one (http://muji.shop.rakuten.tw/4548076757337/), I guess.

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  15. Hi! I just find your blog. I love it, and it's a really very good surprise for me. I'm obsessed with these bags actually, and I don't find one that I could really love. Thanks for the tutorial. I'm gonna try and I will let you know...

    Melanie, from Paris ;)

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  16. Just came across here and it is so helpful. Please make more DIY tutorial! x

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  17. more DIY hehe :D

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