Day 3 of PLAID Project Week: Each day we are doing a drawing for a Mod Podge Gift Pack (read more about that here). Each day has a challenge or question that qualifies you for the daily drawing. For TODAY: What color is the spunky pumpkin painted that is showcased in the August 20th post at PaintMePlaid.com.
Stenciled Gift Bag by Kristie Larsen
Today Kristie Larsen shows us how to use the Simply Stencils Value Pack - Cats & Dogs to decorate a bag and coordinate the tissue paper to make a special gift bag.
I started by gathering my supplies. I picked up a kraft gift bag, a stipple paint brush and some craft paints in little pots so I could choose from a variety of colors.
I started by painting the large dog image with a dark brown paint.
Once that was complete I went over it again with a light brown but only lightly stippling it so it would resemble fur. Then I added in some blue for the eyes.
I next did two colors of green for the grass. I started with a light yellowish green and then moved the stencil down a bit to add a darker lime onto the top.
Here is the completed stencil. Very cute! I also added a Pink Persimmon stamped birthday sentiment (that you will see later).
Next I decided to stamp some tissue paper which is always a must for a gift bag! I used the large bone stencil and sponged it with grey ink.
Then using the Pink Persimmon "Bow-Wow" sentiment (from Little Red Wagon) I stamped around the bones using blue and chartreuse ink.
You can see how easy and quick this project was, and how much you can spruce up a gift bag in no time flat!
Here is a close up of the tissue paper: I think stenciling is quick and fun and can be used in so many great ways. There are many more stencils images that came with this Plaid set. The possibilities of projects are endless! Happy Crafting!
Don't forget to answer the question from above and then comment in this post! Note: This giveaway is only open to U.S. addresses. It's difficult to ship liquids overseas, so the Plaid Gift Pack is just for our U.S. friends this time.