As Featured On Blitsy: How To Decorate A Mesh Bag With Ken Oliver Color Burst

I’ve got a new blog post up on the Blitsy blog today and this week I’m cheering up some pen storage with Ken Oliver Color Burst.

Kim Dellow: Close up of a gel and Color Burst decoration on a bag

I recently bought one of the Art Alternatives Mesh Bags from Blitsy for some pen storage. Not only are they great, hard wearing zipped bags, they also lend themselves quite nicely to a bit of altering – mixed media style!

When I got the bag out of my Blitsy box I thought to myself  ‘you know what this needs? It needs some colour!’.

As the bag itself is transparent I wanted to add some transparent colour and I wanted it to be as hard wearing as the bag itself. Also the bag surface is plastic so I had to use something that would adhere easily and permanently to the slick surface. I decided to use some gloss gel medium through The Crafter’s Workshop Corn Etching template. I used the extra heavy gel medium so that it would add a bit of texture and also not move around too much on the surface.

But then I thought how shall I add colour? I could have gone with a whole range of different products to colour the gel but a dry product like the Ken Oliver Color Burst is perfect. You just need a few grains to make a rich colour, it will tint the gel without changing its opacity or viscosity and it mixes in really quickly and easily giving instant tinted gel.

There you have it, some mixed media storage. If you want to see all the steps on how to do it yourself then you can find them on the Blitsy blog in my ‘How To Decorate A Mesh Bag With Ken Oliver Color Burst’ blog post.

I’m looking forward to seeing your altered storage! Don’t forget to come back and show me!


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Kim Dellow

Kim Dellow is an artist–designer–film-maker living the creative life in London, UK. She's a freelance creative for the craft industry and others, and she loves to share her art-ventures on her blog.

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  1. Jennifer Smith-Kirk

    Hi Kim
    Thank you for sharing cannot be easy working with mesh, well for me not you lol… I am off to see your tutorial X X X

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