Silhouette fabric ink starter kit review by Hazel, and Show Us ***YOUR*** Happy Place-final week!

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Welcome to Week 4 (the final week!) of our “Show Us Your Happy Place” promotion!

Once again it’s Hazel all the way from Sunny SA here to review the Silhouette fabric ink starter kit for you.

I used this kit:

And this step by step tutorial.

I really don’t have a lot of space in my Craft Closet and as I craft on the go most of the time, I decided to make myself a “WATERCOLOUR CRAFT BAG”. For the sewers who want to try it, hop over to my blog and I will share the inside info.

This is the front of my bag:

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And the back:

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And inside:

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You can see that in the back pocket, I keep a notebook, roller towel, wet wipes and a small paint palette. Inside my bag there is a watercolor paper pad, a sketch pad, watercolour paint, ruler, pencil and paint brushes.  To tell you the truth – this is ALL the watercolour equipment  I own – now, all in one place!

Let’s go back to the Silhouette fabric ink. You will get everything you need in this kit. I did buy two more colours – pink and green as I’m NOT a monochrome person. I used this cut file from the Silhouette shop to make the stencil. Once done, I used only the letters to do my “art”. Remember to put a piece of cardboard inside your bag before painting. I placed the adhesive stencil letters on my bag and just got painting over them. After 20 minutes, remove the letters, and once your “artwork” is dry, iron on it to set the paint. DONE – easy as that!

The idea was to make a bag that looks as if it has been used for years by a {GREAT} artist. Here you can see how I’ve added “rough” details to age it a bit:

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And now my bag hangs on the door of my Craft Closet:

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I can even open it up to use the equipment to paint without taking it off the door handle:

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And when we went camping last week, I took my bag with and could paint whenever / wherever I wanted to. Sorry about the quality of this pic but I only took my iPhone with on the camping trip.

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There you have it – My “WATERCOLOUR CRAFT BAG”. You can customize a shop bought bag if you don’t like sewing but I really had fun making one to fit my needs.

I’m off to try my hand at something new. Have fun and see you soon.

 

Now, since you’ve read the review by our talented Hazel, you can link up YOUR happy place at the bottom of the post from now until Thursday afternoon (October 30). The winner for this week will receive an identical Silhouette Fabric Ink Starter Kit of their very own!

Our Rules:

 

  1. Winner must live in the USA or Canada, we are so sorry but international shipping is just too pricey. :( Hawaii and Alaska residents are welcome to enter.

 

  1. You may enter your room (on Mondays) one time per week and you may also enter the random giveaway (on Wednesdays) one time per week.

**Please note that comment moderation is enabled, so on the comment to win drawings you will not see it come up right away. If you are not sure your comment went through or not, please mention that in your second comment and we will publish accordingly.

 

  1. On room links, you must link to a specific post about your creative space and not the entire blog. If you don’t have a blog, you may link to a photo of yours on a photo sharing site, such as Flickr or to a photo of yours in a forum, such as Splicoaststampers. You may not share photos that belong to other artists.

 

  1. Not required but we would LOVE it if you’d share our graphic above on your blog or Pinterest boards!

 

  1. PLEASE make sure that either your comment or blog has an attached email address so we can contact you if you win. Comments without email addys may win, but if you don’t email us within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn.

**We will not use your email for any other reason than to contact you if you win. If you are not sure whether or not your WordPress profile has an attached email address, please add it to your comment.

  1. The winners of both weekly contests will be announced on Friday, October 31, 2014!

Another thing we want to mention is that your room doesn’t have to be a “traditional” craft room. We would love to see photography studios, art spaces, sewing rooms, and more! The thing we are MOST interested in seeing is creative & useful storage solutions in the rooms of real crafters and artists. The rooms do not have to be fancy or magazine worthy to catch our eye or win the contest. Please share your happy place, we would LOVE to see it! Also, please feel free to enter again this week if you entered in past weeks and didn’t win! We have LOVED all the spaces we’ve seen-so, don’t be shy! :)

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13 thoughts on “Silhouette fabric ink starter kit review by Hazel, and Show Us ***YOUR*** Happy Place-final week!”

  1. Hazel, I love love this bag! This would make a perfect Christmas gift for my Daughter and son – both love to paint and draw! We travel a lot during the holiday season and summer months so this will keep them busy during “down time”! Thank you for the instructions on your blog! ~ Carol W. workmanscraps at gmail dot com

    1. Carol, over the weekend I’m making a “travel bag” for a mini chalk board. This is going to be my Christmas pressies for all the kiddo’s around me. This time I’ll try out the Silhouette heat transfer. Remember to check it out!!

    1. The disposable roll that you use in the kitchen???? Down under in Sunny SA we call it roller towel maybe the rest of you call it something else???? Please let me know if you do. If you don’t buy it, paper serviettes works just as well.

  2. I would l love to show you my happy space but, I can’t get in there. I have been injured most of the year, so the room (and the silhouette I bought before my surgery) sit unused. 🙁

    What a wonderful review and a lovely addition to anyones happy place the kit would be. Good luck.

    1. So sorry to hear about your injury, Reba. Hope you are back on your feet (and in your happy place!) SOON. 🙂

  3. What a great idea and cute bag! This bag design is so useful for any ‘on the go’ person…or just to use in front of the tv, out of the craft room! I don’t sew…but I might be able to try it…of course with some assistance from a friend. LOL!

    I’ve really enjoyed coming here each week and seeing everyone’s ‘Happy Places’…it’s been very inspirational! Can I make a suggestion (or really a request) that the “Happy Place” feature be an ongoing section of your lovely site? I want to be able to show my happy place too, but it’s not quite ready for prime time. Or at least cast a vote to have this as a monthly feature? Whatcha think gals?

    1. Thanks Randellyn! At the very least, we will be doing this same promotion again in 2015. Not sure yet if it might be also be a monthly feature/linkup. That could be fun as well. 🙂 We will chat about it at our next meeting. Appreciate your input!

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