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!"
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