Canvas Tote Bag Graphic
I Have taken some time out to illustrate and design prints for tote bags, these are all hand-pulled artworks which will soon be able to buy through my online shop. Some of my readers will already be aware that I have written and designed a book specifically on tote bags, which is soon to be published By Laurence King Publishing. I will post more news about the project soon.
I took inspiration and knowledge of tote bag graphics from the designers I write about on my Tote Bag Blog. I chose to illustrate a simple one colour image prints for the canvas tote bags as I find that one colour prints are cost-effective as well at the same time they translate well on to canvas tote bags.
I hired some time at a screen printing studio to print my tote bag prints on to the canvas bags. To screen print relies on a process. firstly you have to prime the screen ready to be exposed with your design, the next stage is to expose the screen with the black and white image of your artwork, after exposing the silkscreen, wash the excess to expose your design. The screen is now ready to be screen printed with. I had to pull each of the designs on to the tote bags, which was a very hands-on process and something which I usually do not use to, however it was great to move away from designing on the computer.