Tips for Bag Painting



10 Top Tips for painting your own Towie Style Jute Shopping Bags

  1. Use Acrylic paints, check that they are washable and flexible or standard fabric paints and pens if you prefer.
  2. Try a brush instead of a pen for best results - whatever works for you.
  3. Place a sheet of card or similar inside the bag to give a ridged surface to paint on.  Although the bags are laminated on the inside this should stop any paint bleeding through onto the inside of the bag.
  4. Tired of all those fibres getting stuck on your brush?  Shave the bag with an ordinary disposable razor to reduce any loose fibre and provide a smoother painting surface.
  5. Outline your design with a gelly glaze pen to prevent paint bleed.
  6. Remember to label your bags or paint a small logo on the inside - your customers will want to know who to come back to for repeat orders.
  7. Choose your bags carefully.  Some Jute bags are closely woven which give a great surface for painting on.  However if you wish to sew ribbon or other embellishments onto the bags then the looser weave is advisable.
  8. Extend your range by offering a variety of shopping bags, gift and wine bags and perhaps sweatshirts or Caps, Cushions or Cosmetic Bags  - Keep a few in stock for rush orders.
  9. Experiment with coloured bags - paint a speech bubble or cloud in pale colours to give a  pale frame to your personalised Towie style character which will really stand out against the vibrancy of the coloured bag.
  10. Be original, be seasonal by including:  seasonal items (saucy Santa), Wedding Day (happy couple), Graduation, Milestone Birthday, Glamour-pooch or Gothic - just a few ideas.  Have you seen our new Jute Cosmetic Bags or our Cotton Christmas Stockings - great gift ideas.



Styles and Sizes of Jute Bags Available

Large  40 x 35 x 15 cm

Medium 30 x 30 x 20 cm

Small  20 x 20 x 14 cm

Small (New) 20 x 20 x 10 cm

Gift Medium  20 x 15 x 10 cm

Gift Small 13 x 15 x 8 cm

Medium Coloured  30 x 30 x 20 cm

Large Pink 40 x 33 x 18 cm

Lots of other styles, colours and sizes available - see our Jute bags pages



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