Sunday, September 7, 2008

Bandanna Style bags

I needed another set of "creative" wrapping for the second set of gifts I made for the 12 Days of Christmas Swap on ccswaps. I picked up some red lunch sacks at the store, and then the red reminded me of bandannas! Yea, an idea!!! I decided to make something similar to the Birthday card made earlier this summer. I would just use the red of the bag and not color in a background. I cut the bag to the size I wanted and stamped on an image with black Archival ink.
I added color with writing over some of the areas with a gold (I thought gel) pen.
Then I used a white gel pen to highlight other areas.
As I was doing more bags, the gold pen started releasing a more intense gold ink, similar to a gold leafing pen. So I went back and redid the earlier bags with another gold pen I had (the first one started to get blotchy). I think this more intense gold adds more interest to the overall design.
I'll reveal what I placed in these bags the day after Christmas.

1 comment:

Manna said...

Very cool and very clever of you to do it on the bag!