Creating with acrylic paint and paper bags

November 2, 2011

in Creating

I love discovering a new technique that uses supplies I already have. In this case, it is printed paper bags from my store and acrylic paint. Before I start, let me give credit to Karin Mason who showed me how to do this at the Coastal Crop Getaway.  It really makes some great punched embellishments. I especially like the weight of these text covered paper bags.  If you shop at Creating Lasting Memories, you probably have one or two of these.  If you don’t have one, stop by and we’ll give you one.

The first step is to prepare the paper bag. You want to cover the surface of the bag with clear slick sealant like Modge Podge.  I used Golden soft gel and it worked fine.  You could probably even use a white glue.  I like the look of the gloss best.  While it is still wet paint with two or three colors of acrylic paint in random spots.  It works best if you leave some areas unpainted so the text shows through. Really, just roughly paint here and there like this:

blog painted bag

Once dry, you can punch shapes, little or big, or both.  Make a large dye cut for a scrapbook page or small elements for a card, ATC or tag. Love these butterflies:

blog butterflies

Or how about leaves?

blog leaves

Aren’t these little envelopes cute?

blog envelopes

Happy creating!

Marjorie

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