Images and projects copyright Stampington and the individual artists

Stampington has done a great altered tote bag project (3 bags, 3 artists) plus a nice little video by Roben-Marie Smith, one of my very favourite mixed media artists.

The big secret is walnut ink. I have some of that! (Been unused at the back of a drawer for around 3 years, so I'm finally going to get some use out of it, hooray!). I also like her little touches of velvet leaves etc.

Here are some more pix of the other bags. Full details including How To instructions are on my Techniques page:

Copyright Kristen Robinson

Copyright Becky Shander

I like this project so much that I'm putting the whole thing, with instructions for all three bags (therefore one HUGE post) onto my Techniques page, which is where I archive all this stuff, in case you have never looked there before (button under my header at the top of the blog).


  1. Susie..
    These totes are just gorgeous. J may not be able to do everything on the totes,but I know I can do some of it. What wonderful ideas. Thank you so much.. xxxx

  2. Mermaids of the Lake2 May 2010 at 16:43

    Suzie, the altered totes are wonderful. I love just about anything altered... so much fun to make art! Thank you for visiting and wishing us a happy 2nd birthday. Have a wonderful rest of your weekend.

  3. Susui, you are going to share yours when finished, not? These are lovely inspiration!

  4. VMcreation-fashion-studio-atelier2 May 2010 at 21:43

    Hello,my dear inspirational friend Susie!!!-)*

    These post is SO good and useful,I can something from those ideas using and you are the Best as always with you playful and really practical help,my dear,dear Friend:-)))
    Thank you,thank you,thank you!!!

    Love and hugs,

  5. They are brill Susie, just hope we get to see yours when you have done it

  6. Thanks for these, Susie! I LOVE them! Suzie

  7. Hi Susie, look I did it !
    Love the tote. Wish I could sew well as I would love to make one... but you know, I don't like sewing ! hahahahaa Love to see yours when it's done. hugs, joey

  8. Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents3 May 2010 at 07:36

    What cool totes!! I'm gonna have to spend a little more time in your archives, Susie!!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Angelic Accents

  9. Thanks Susie I'm most grateful for the info. I shall be giving this a go and am looking forward to seeing yours when they are finished. From yet another Susie (also in u.k.) x

  10. Hi Susie! These are SO-ooo CUTE!!!.. Heading over to the Techniques page!! ~tina

  11. CUTE bags!

  12. Hi Susie, What a pleasure to have found you. I'm VERY happy to see that you like my altered tote...I'd love to see yours when it's finished. And your blog is fabulous - the vintage images are so playful and creatively displayed.


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