Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Xmas Bags- Off the Rails Scrapbooking tutorial

In South Australia we are encouraged to take our own shopping bags when grocery shopping , but I forget mine more often than I should so I'm charged for one if I need it . At one of my supermarket they use paper bags instead of plastic, so as I seem to have accumulated quite a few over the year so I thought I'd re-use and recycle them to put my Christmas presents in.

Some of the items that I planned to use:
Paper bag
Assorted Washi Tape
Modelling paste
Water colours and water filled paint brush
Rub Ons- Kaisercraft
Dylusions Ink Sprays; White Linen, Postbox Red, Chopped Pesto
Honey comb stencil- Kaszazz
Kaisercraft collection- Yuletide, St Nicholas
Assorted stamps from Kaszazz and Stamp It Up

I started with laying the stencil down on the bag and spraying 'Postbox Red' Dylusions spray and dried it with a heat gun before adding two sections of modelling paste over the stencil which I'd set slightly off from the previous application. 

I then stacked/layered several torn pieces of Kaisercraft papers on top of each other and then added one of the pre-cut dies from the back of the pack (using magic mount tape to give it height). 

After gluing it onto the bag I used water colours around the edges of the papers to soften and blend it with the background more.

I used a range of stamps and rub ons and added some bling and red/green cotton twine with black sewing cotton behind the die cut. To finish off I added splatters of the 3 coloured inks over the bag.

  I was so pleased with how it turned out I experimented with the same resources in similar and different ways.

 Hope I have inspired you to have a try at re-using and recycling this Christmas season. Merry Christmas and hope you all have a great time with family and friends this Christmas. Thanks for joining me and Off the Rail Scrapbooking.