600 YoureTheBestGiftBag MargieH HRJUN14

Greetings, Hazel and Ruby friends! Margie Higuchi here to share on how to dress up those gift bags, using Hazel & Ruby and Kiwi Lane Designs products.

First I covered the front with Gesso as a primer which gives it teeth to anything I layer on top.

1 Gesso

While the Gesso was drying, I trimmed Wrap It Up, Statement Floral paper to fit the front. Using Gel Medium, I adhered the paper on the front of bag and sealed it on top with another layer of Gel Medium.

2 Cover

Next I placed “You’re The Best” from Stencil-Mask, Greetings Words set.

3 StencilMask

Paint over the front with white acrylic paint. I painted two light coats (dry time in between coats) to show the pattern. While tacky, I carefully pulled the letters off the bag and put them back on their liner. Using a baby wipe, just wiped clean to be re-used again. LOVE IT!

4 Paint

5 CleanStencilMask

To create the border at the top and bottom, I used Kiwi Lane Designs’ Chestnut Drive border set by tracing the back of the Wrap It Up, Statement Floral paper with a pencil. After cutting, I edged them with white acrylic paint for definition. Next I adhered the borders on the bag and trimmed off the excess.

6 Trace

7 EdgedBorders

8 Trim

Taking one of the flowers template from the Floral accessory set, I created a flower embellie for the bag as an accent piece. I traced the back of Wrap It Up, Newsprint Floral paper and white cardstock (for support). After cutting them out and adhering together, I added gold sequins from Sequin Tubes, Sparkle & Shine in its center.

9 Flower

10 sequins

For detailing, I outlined around the letters, border edges and flower embellie with my Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Stamper’s Big Brush Light Cobalt Turquoise pen. It gives it a subtle finish.

11 Color

Added a few more sequins and a butterfly from Bitty Butterflies, Oh So Sky set and it’s ready to give away! Here’s a second look…

600 YoureTheBestGiftBag MargieH HRJUN14

Project Supplies:

Hazel & Ruby – Wrap It Up, Statement Floral Paper, Stencil-Mask, Greetings Words Set, Wrap It Up, Newsprint Floral Paper, Sequin Tubes, Sparkle & Shine and Bitty Butterflies, Oh So Sky

Kiwi Lane Designs – Chestnut Drive Border Set and Floral Accessory Set

Paint – Plaid (White)

Mediums and Pen – Faber Castell Design Memory Craft® (Gesso, Gel Medium, Stamper’s Big Brush Light Cobalt Turquoise Pen)

Cardstock and Gift Bag – Darice

Adhesives – ScraPerfect (Best Glue Ever) and SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES BY 3L® (Dotz™ – Medium)

Other: Baby Wipes

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