RC: Hi, I'm Richelle!
Kärlek: Love it! :-) So, which mediums did you use and what made you choose them?
RC: I used acrylic paint and craft paint mixed with a little glue. These are mediums I had on hand and am comfortable using. I wanted it to be almost just like one of my regular paintings except on a bag, so it made sense to stick with a medium I would normally use on a canvas or panel.
Kärlek: What did you enjoy most about using a Kärlek backpack as your canvas?
RC: It was challenging at first- I’m used to painting on a flat, pretty rigid surface! I had fun choosing the theme for my painting and how the colors would play off the brown karlek material.
Kärlek: Do you have any tips or thoughts to share about your experience?
RC: I stuffed the bag with newspaper to make it easier to paint on, and also used tape to help safeguard areas I didn’t want to paint (I’m really messy!). I would recommend doing this. I’m not sure if acrylic paint was the best medium for the bag because it did crack in a few areas. If I were going to do it again I might go with a fabric paint or markers, I’m just not as familiar with those mediums.
You can see more of Richelle's work on her Instagram: @richellecripeart