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DIY Metallic Canvas Pencil Bag

SoSoft® Fabric Paint

DIY Metallic Canvas Pencil Bag
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DIY Metallic Canvas Pencil Bag

designed by Crimson Duvall

Chase away the rain with this colorful canvas bag, painted with SoSoft ® Fabric Paint.

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Learn more about SoSoft® Fabric Paint.


SoSoft Stencils

  • Rainy Day (5.5" x 5.5") (DFS05)

SoSoft® Fabric Paint

  • Aquamarine (Metallic) (DSM35)
  • Copper (Metallic) (DSM34)

Other supplies

  • palette or plastic plate
  • flat brush
  • liner brush
  • cardboard (or something stiff to put in bag)
  • masking tape
  • foam pouncer
  • pencil pouch (or canvas clutch with zipper-approximately 6"x 9")
  • pencil


  1. Find a canvas or other fabric pencil pouch or clutch that you would like to work on. (Mine was 6" x 9" with a zipper.)
    Step 0 Example
  2. Gather the supplies, including Rainy Day SoSoft Stencil. (See photo.)
    Step 1 Example
  3. Cut a piece of cardboard to fit inside the pouch. Tape the top of the pouch to the cardboard with masking tape to keep the surface from moving when painting.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Make a very small mark on the pouch where the stencil begins and ends to know where to paint the background.
    Step 3 Example
  5. Using the guide from the stencil, free-hand draw the larger central circle and the surrounding smaller circles with a pencil.
    Step 4 Example
  6. Paint the circles with Copper (Metallic) using a flat brush. Allow to dry.
    Step 5 Example
  7. Place the Rainy Day stencil in the center of the large circle.
    Step 6 Example
  8. Load a foam pouncer with Aquamarine (Metallic). Dab the excess onto the palette or plastic plate.
    Step 7 Example
  9. Pounce Aquamarine (Metallic) onto the stencil. Allow to dry and repeat, if needed.
    Step 8 Example
  10. Touch up the edges with the appropriate color and a liner brush if needed. Allow to dry before use.
    Step 9 Example
  11. This is the way to spruce up a plain pouch. (Or use the same idea on other projects.)
    Step 10 Example
  12. If the pouch has a handle, don't forget to add a touch of metallic color with some color blocking using Copper (Metallic) and Aquamarine (Metallic).
    Step 11 Example