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Stenciled "Hope" Anchor Tote Bag

DecoArt® Personally Yours™ Stencils

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Stenciled "Hope" Anchor Tote Bag

designed by Micaela Spiggle

Paint a tote bag with an inspiring word with DecoArt® Personally Yours™ Stencils.

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Americana® Acrylics

  • Bahama Blue (DA255)
  • Coral Blush (DA292)
  • Coral Shell (DA316)
  • Desert Turquoise (DAO44)
  • Sweet Mint (DA317)

Dazzling Metallics®

  • Venetian Gold (DAO72)

DecoArt® Personally Yours™ Stencils

  • Urban Ink - Sea Dog (6" x 9") (PYU03)


  • Fabric Painting Medium™ (DAS10)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels
  • tracing paper
  • transfer paper
  • pencil
  • #2 round brush
  • wax paper (or freezer paper)
  • #12 flat brush
  • #1 liner brush
  • cosmetic sponge
  • canvas tote bag (Darice)


NOTE: Let dry completely between painting steps.

  1. Start with a medium to large canvas tote bag in a white or cream color. Place wax or freezer paper inside the bag to protect it from paint coming through to the back side.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Use a pencil and the tracing and transfer papers to trace and transfer the anchor, rope, and banner pattern to the tote.
    Step 1 Example
  3. On a palette or plastic plate, premix each listed paint color 1:1 with Fabric Painting Medium. Use a #2 round brush and the Bahama Blue mix to paint the shaded areas. Rinse brush. Use the same brush and the Sweet Mint mix to paint the remainder of the anchor.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Use a #12 flat brush and the Coral Shell mix to fill in the banner. Rinse brush.
    Step 3 Example
  5. Use a #2 round brush and the Coral Blush mix to outline the banner and shade the folds. Rinse brush.
    Step 4 Example
  6. Use a #1 round brush and the Snow White mix to fill in the rope. Rinse brush.
    Step 5 Example
  7. Use a #1 liner brush and the Venetian Gold mix to outline and add detail to the rope. Rinse brush.
    Step 6 Example
  8. Use the DecoArt Personally Yours Urban Ink: Sea Dog Stencil to add any word you choose to the anchor. (I chose to make mine say something inspiring like the word "Hope.") Load a cosmetic sponge with the Venetian Gold mix and pounce on lightly. Wash stencil.
    Step 7 Example
  9. Use a #1 liner brush and the Desert Turquoise mix to outline the anchor and its details. Rinse brush.
    Step 8 Example
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