Make your own paint with reinkers and gesso
Very detailed tutorial on hand appliques
Don't know how this would work on our cotton muslin bags but definitely doable on backpacks! Plasti Dip is a multi-purpose, air dry, specialty rubber coating. Can combine with fabric paint for all kinds of fun colors
How to carve out your own stamps
Tutorial on creating vinyl stencils with a Silhouette for multi-layer images - great technique to decorate bags
Therm O Web video - decorating wedding favor bags with photos
Make your own stamps with wood blocks and foam felt
Video on using acrylic paint and stencils
Invitation fabric transfers ironed onto muslin bags for wedding invites - Clever
Embroidering onto a stamped image with ribbon - candronicoucardcr...
Such a super idea to use with matching drawstring bags for Valentine's Day
For those who like colored string on their bags - just pull it out, dye it and re-insert.