DIY Stamped Tote Bag {with Modern Masters}



It’s inevitable that, at some point in our lives (or several of them), we wonder out loud if the education we received as children and teenagers was actually useful to us in the real world of adulthood. Well aside from the practical replies to that statement (being able to make change, tell the time, recognize laws, etc.) there’s one other valuable skill that we all learned. Potato stamping!

When I was approached by Modern Masters to try out their line of metallic paint, I eventually decided that it was the perfect time to revert back to my elementary school days and get to stamping. Even John got in on the fun with this project.





First pour 2 to 3 tablespoons of the paint onto your plate. You don’t need a whole lot for this project, as a little goes a long way. Then, using the knife, carve out your shape of choice. I went with a simple triangle silhouette thanks to subliminal messaging à la Pinterest.


Next, depending on the thickness of your canvas bag, you may want to slip a piece of cardboard inside to deter any bleed through. As for the stamping portion of this project, it’s just as you would imagine. Lightly dip the potato stamp into the paint, dab the excess off on a paper towel or the rim of the plate, and then gently press it against the canvas bag.



Just a heads up? Don’t expect perfection on this project! My triangles were all manner of opacity, and some got a bit wonky in my excitement. That said, I still love the finished product. For my pattern, I went with an asymmetrical look – Lots of gold triangles with a couple of teal mixed in for fun.


I’ve loved keeping my DIY painted tote bag on hand for when I run out to the grocery store, or feel like a little “me” time at the coffee shop, sweater and work in tow. A little bit of shimmer, a little bit of color and a modern, homemade design – Just my style.




In case you guys are interested in creating your own stamped tote bag (or want to paint a mirror, table, book or wall) using Modern Master’s line of metallic paint, you’re in luck! They have sweetly agreed to give one winner two prize options – see below:

The prize:
One reader will receive one quart and one 6 oz. container in their color(s) of choice OR four 6 oz. containers – again, in their color(s) of choice.

To enter:
Head over to the Modern Masters website, and then come back and leave a comment on this post telling me which colors you are drawn to and how/where you would use them.

Bonus entries:
For extra chances to win the prize, follow Modern Masters on Facebook and/or Twitter and leave a comment for each here letting me know that you did.

You have until Monday, October 14th at 12:00 a.m. to enter. The winner will be announced here that morning – Don’t forget to check back to see if you’ve won.

Nitty gritty:
Contest is limited to the continental U.S. and Canada (excludes Alaska & Hawaii). The winner will be selected using

P.S. Speaking of giveaways…The Wallpaper Direct prize winner has been announced. Click here to see if it was you…


GIVEAWAY UPDATE: Congratulations
to Catherine @ Happily Ever Crafter!!

Catherine, I will be emailing you shortly
with details on your Modern Masters prize pack.
Thanks to everyone for participating!!

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