I’m traveling and I left my fine paintbrush at a friend’s house. So I thought I’d try wax resist using a white art pencil and on the lettering and then paint over it. It “kind of” worked out. A white crayon might work better. I’ll paint this bag again when I get home. It was fun!
“Isn’t it amazing how much stuff we get done the day before vacation?”
Cinco de Mayo is not about Mexico gaining independence. Instead, it commemorates the defeat of the French in an underdog victory during the Battle of Puebla, May 5, 1862 during the Franco-Mexican War. It is celebrated to appreciate the Mexican culture and heritage.
Unfortunately, in many parts of the United States, commercialism has reduced it to a day of drinking and high jinks.
You can learn more about the Battle of Puebla here. *