Friday, October 21, 2016

Stenciled Gift Bag

Turn a paper bag to an elegant gift bag!
October is an important month in our family. We are celebrating my mother’s birthday. This time I will put my present into this decorated gift bag which I have created from a simple paper bag. This is a super easy project. You will need only a few supplies and a little trick with a beautiful stencil, but in the end, it will turn out into an elegant gift bag. Let me show you the process itself step-by-step. Let’s get started!
Stencils I used: Terri Stegmiller’s Stepping Stone #1 Stencil
1.                  For this project I used the following supplies: a brown paper bag, scrap paper, cardstock (brown, pink and mauve), Sharpie/paint markers (pink and mauve), contour liner acrylic paint (sparkling gold), glue, ultrafine glitter (brown), glitter tape, organza ribbon and some rhinestones (brown).
2.                 First, it is important to attach the stencil to the cardstock temporarily, since at the end you want to achieve precise results. I used some washi tape for this. Then use water based glue (for the protection of your beautiful stencil) and cover the pattern of the stencil with glue – I used an old plastic card at this step. I suggest you to work quickly and prepare some lukewarm water in the sink in advance so you can clean your stencil immediately after you used it.
3.                 After you have removed your stencil and the washi tape, quickly pour ultrafine glitter onto the pattern and let it dry. Wash your stencil before the glue dries on it.
4.                 When the glue is completely dried, trace the pattern of the stencil using the Sharpies and the gold contour liner acrylic paint. Let them dry.
5.                  Use some glitter tape and organza ribbon and wrap them around the layered paper scraps. Trace and cut some flower patterns of the stencil from cardstock and glue them onto the bag. To make it more elegant you can put some rhinestones into the middle of the flowers.

6.                  For the final step doodle leafy branches around the main part – use the pattern of the Stepping Stone stencil as an inspiration.

Here you can see the finished project and some close-ups:
Hope you liked my project and will try these techniques in the future! Thank you so much for the opportunity. I am so glad and proud that I could share my tips with you, here on StencilGirlTalk. I would be happy to answer any questions you might have regarding this project. You can contact me through my blog or on Facebook.

Hello, from Hungary,
Brigitta Budahazi aka Gigi :)

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