Posted: April 1st, 2022 by

Upcycling Project | Summer Pencil Case

Hello and happy Friday to you! April is here, Spring is in full swing, and we have some wonderful inspiration here on the blog today from Lynda who has upcycled a pencil case with paints, stencilling and stamping to create something truly gorgeous!

Have you ever used your stamps and stencils for something other than papercraft?

Today I am sharing a project for Visible Image where I have done just that, and created myself a unique pencil case. It was so easy to do and I love that I have something useful and pretty to take with me when I take my art supplies on the go. 

I used a cheap blank pencil case that I purchased recently in a local craft shop. The first step was of course to colour the case with fabric paint. Before I did this, I ensured that the material was wet as this helps the colours to blend together. I applied diluted paint randomly on both sides and hung to dry.  A good tip for this stage is to insert something plastic inside the case to separate the sides so that the colours don’t bleed through.

I actually applied a second coat once dry as I wanted my colours to be bold. I then ironed the case as heat sets the paint should you wish to wash it. It also meant that it was nice and flat to lay my stencils down and stamp on. 

I began to decorate by using the Daisy Daisy stencil and dry brushing fabric paint through it. 

I added more detail and colour through the Two Tone and Seeing Stars stencils. 

I then added more detail by stamping the solid flower from the Imperfection is Beauty set, and grid from Transmission Glitch set in Versacraft Ink.  For this step I used a block but placed my fabric on the foam mat of my stamping press to ensure I was able to get good enough pressure to transfer the ink to the fabric first time. 

To finish I stamped some butterflies from the Wings of Change set, and a sentiment from the Brighten The World set, and coloured in Posca pens before ironing once more to ensure that my case became washable. 

This was such a fun project to make. I highly recommend stamping on fabric to bring a whole new dimension to your crafting if you haven’t tried it!


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Do check out the Visible Image social media platforms as there are lots of exciting things in the pipeline with new releases and TV shows coming up. So much inspiration too! 

We love this so much! A really gorgeous summery pencil case, and fabulous inspiration showing a different way to use these stamps and the Daisy stencil. Thank you so much Lynda ♡

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Thanks so much for stopping by today, we hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Helen & Mark xx

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