Friday, September 28, 2012

Yet Another Gift Bag

I was also inspired by this post, just like Robyn and Susie.  I have tons of newspaper lying around and thought this would be a perfect container to hold a ScraPerfect giveaway for a crop to raise money for Juvenile Diabetes this weekend.

I used one sheet of newspaper, folded at the seam.  To keep the two pages together I applied some of the Best Glue Ever between the pages.  Then, I gessoed each side. I wanted some of the writing to show through, so I didn't use a thick coat.

Once the gesso was dry I grabbed several colors of Golden fluid acrylic paint and a brayer.  I randomly squirted a bit of paint on one side of the paper and used the brayer to spread it around. Here's how it looked when I finished:

Next was to add some design. I rubbed the Perfect Crafting Pouch over the surface and used the stamps above with two different colors of Colorbox pigment ink and black archival ink. The white ink came out really juicy. To help dry it I lightly pounced the Perfect Crafting Pouch on top of the wet ink.

After I was done clean up was a breeze with the Best Cleaner Ever. Just one spritz per stamp and a paper towel was all I needed to wipe off all the pigment ink quick and easy.

Now I could make my bag. I roughly followed the instructions, estimating rather than measuring when folding the top and bottom of the paper. The top fold was glued down with the Best Glue Ever.

I did decide to measure  the sides of the bag. Once the bag was folded, the sides and bottom were also glued down with the Best Glue Ever. I cut a piece of chipboard for the inside bottom of the bag and added yellow ribbon for handles.

But it needed something else. So I grabbed a tag, some paint, stamps, and flowers and I was done. The Best Glue Ever is my go-to adhesive for embellishments. It makes placing these large paper flowers a breeze. I add a bit of glue to the back and let it dry until it's tacky. Then, you just stick the flowers where you want them - no moving around, no holding them down, no glue seeping out around the flower.


Susie Bentz: My Time to Play said...

Deborah this looks amazing. I can hardly wait to see it IRL! Thank you so much for supporting my crop to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. I hope to see you there!

Mom2Two said...

The bright color, the subtle stamping, the cute flowers and the peeking-thru of the newsprint--simply brilliant!

Robyn Coburn Writer said...

Such nice altered paper. Really elevates the newsprint. Plus I love tags.