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How to Customize Your Canvas Bag Using Acrylic Paint Pens

HOW TO: Customize Your Canvas Bag Using Acrylic Paint Pens

It’s incredible how we can easily create art on a canvas board and get to display it on our wall or on top of a desk, which instantly adds color and charm to the place. So just imagine how awesome it would be if you can tote around your artwork for everyone to see!
Canvas bags come in different shapes and sizes, and have a variety of uses–to carry around your laptop and personal belongings, to help lessen plastic waste with its reusable function for grocery shopping and whatnots, to store all kinds of items like clothes, books, homeware, etc. The list can go on and on. We use canvas bags for practicality, but we can also use their surface for creativity! Today, we’re going to be bag designers and adding our own stamp of creativity on a canvas tote bag using Chalkola Acrylic Paint Pens

We’re tote-tally ready to rock a colorful and customized bag. So let’s get creative!

Materials needed:

We’ve decided to create a pretty portrait on our bag, and if it’s something you’d like to do as well, just follow the quick and simple steps in the video below. If you choose to work on a different design, you can also get tips and ideas on how easy it is to use acrylic paint markers on canvas. Enjoy watching!


  • Lay your bag flat on a surface, and start drawing the base of your design using white paint pen (this is a great way to highlight the parts of your design that are in light colors). If you’re working with dark colors, there’s no need to use white for your base.
  • Start adding layers of color to your design. In this case, the shading, details, and facial features. Acrylic ink dries easily so layering won’t be a problem or won’t cause delays due to long waiting periods for the paint to dry. Don't be afraid of using as much colors as you want. Doing so will make your bag design stand out even from afar. 
  • Once you're satisfied with your artwork, you can start using your bag right away!

See how easy that was? With your acrylic paint pens, you can turn a simple bag into something extraordinary and unique! We’d love to see what you come up with, so tag us on Instagram @chalkola using the hashtag #ChalkolaArt for a chance to be featured! Now, go collect all those canvas bags lying around and start creating and customizing!

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