Thursday, 9 March 2017

Bag It

Bag It

Hallo everyone!

Today's project would make
a really special gift bag and
here is Louise Thomson to
tell you how she made it

"Start by applying a couple of coats of the 
base colour – Green Apple So Soft fabric paint, 
to a canvas wine bottle bag. 

I wanted a fairly natural look with rough edges 
and plenty of the canvas still showing

Mix the green apple paint with a tiny bit of 
‘So Soft’ tangerine to get a terracotta colour 
and apply through a stencil. 

I used two different designs of the same 
Kaisercraft mini mix stencil

Once completely dry, stamp the Honey Doo 
Floral Chaos design repeatedly on to the canvas. 

My ink pad was running low and I ended up 
re – stamping the image several times.

 I thought it was going to be a disaster and 
need ditching but I should have had faith – 
there is no project that can’t be rescued!

Using tangerine and dark burgundy So Soft paints, 
paint in the flower heads, mixing them to create a variety of tones

Once you are happy with the paint and 
have allowed it to dry, go over the stems in a 
sakura gelly roll pen. 

Add in dots of bisque liquid pearls around the 
stems and also to add centres to the flowers

Finally, bag a bottle!
 I tied the bag with the hessian style chord provided
 and added three coordinating paper flowers 
which rather handily were in a Craft Barn 
goody box I purchased recently!"

Materials used-
So soft paints in green apple, tangerine and dark burgundy
Paper flowers (from stash)

Thank you Louise - a super project.

Didn't I tell you it would be special?
I'm sure you agree this is a beautiful
way of presenting a bottle be it a
full bodied red or a bottle of blackcurrant juice!

The So Soft paints, by DecoArt, are really nice to 
use too and come in a good range of colours

'Till tomorrow

Mickie xx


  1. What a lovely way to present a bottled gift, or anything that you could roll up.

  2. Great bag, and once the bottle of wine, fizz, juice is opened and drunk the recipient still has a gift, what could be nicer!!! X


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