How many times have you gone to pick up your bags at the airport and stood there amidst a sea of black fabric suitcases checking the tags to look for your name?
I’ve done just this way too many times! Those days are over!
I decided to get creative. I mean, I am a stencil designer, right? Why not use a stencil to differentiate my bag from all the others?
It started out as the average black bag with just a little green trim.
So I used our Miss Lynn stencil to give it a more noticeable look.
When you stencil a fabric suitcase such as this, do yourself a favor and insert a piece of sturdy cardboard inside the pocket. This will help give you a more sturdy surface on which to stencil your design.
Tape the stencil to the fabric and use acrylic paints to stencil the design.
Because of the green of the suitcase trim, I used Sage Green acrylic paint to coordinate.
The finished result is a “designer” suitcase that I will spot immediately as it comes down the baggage shoot!
This idea can also be applied to canvas tote bags and purses as well.