Welcome! Today I have a sweet little stamped gift bag to share. More importantly, you may want to check Nichole's Boutique Bargains blog post for information on how to win a $60 gift certificate from Papertrey Ink today!
When we received this month's Papertrey Ink box, there were some fun bits and pieces that I'd never seen at PTI before, one of which was this little bag! I've been experimenting with using my Copic markers on cloth, and this seemed like a perfect place to try a Copic/stamping project. I stamped the focal image with the Stitches and Swirls stamp set, using Graphite Black Brilliance ink, heat-set with an iron. By the way, Tsukineko's Versacraft ink is perfect for stamping on cloth, but mine is packed away somewhere. . .
These are the Copic markers that I used to color the cloth bag. I have a couple of hints for you for coloring on a cloth surface. First, use an appropriate ink and heat set it. (Brilliance or Versacraft for me). Second, do NOT saturate the cloth like you would cardstock. The ink will wick right past the stamped line if you get too much ink on cloth. Use a light touch and flick the ink on. I like to keep my iron out so that if I see the ink starting to spread, I can quickly iron the cloth to dry the alcohol right up and stop the wicking action. Third, I often start in the center of the shape and work my way outward, waiting to see how quickly the ink will wick so that I don't get too much ink on there. Practice on a scrap of cloth first, and you'll get the hang of it pretty quickly. Using the colorless blender on cloth is NOT usually a good idea, especially if you are trying to fix a mistake. Edited to add: Be sure to put a piece of cardstock INSIDE The bag to absorb extra ink as you work, or you will have ink bleeding through the back side of the bag. I hope these hints help you!
The sentiment that I used here is from Year of Flowers: Sweet Peas, and that little bee is from Friendship Jar Summer Fillers. For the tag I used a Tremendous Tags die, along with a sentiment from Mega Mixed Messages. I used some Prisma glitter in the flower centers as well as on the bee wings.
Several of the other girls have posted a Boutique Bargains project as well, so be sure to check Nichole's blog for a link list and details on more of the anniversary celebration giveaways. Thanks for visiting!