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Friday, November 11, 2016


Hello y'all!
I hope you're having a lovely day.
Today I'm showing you a little bag that I 
"made" for my friend.
I was going to visit and wanted to take
her a little something and thought this
bag would be perfect for her.
MMFS are her initials, to put them on the 
bag I found a font that I liked for her
and used it to make a stencil with some acetate.
and my Silhouette Cameo to make the stencil.
on the back of the stencil to be sure it didn't move while
I was working.
Now I have to say, I've had this glue for a while
and although it worked great, it sure didn't spritz.
I had to paint it onto the stencil, which worked fine.
I positioned the stencil and covered it with
While the paste was still wet, I covered it
with pink and purple glitter.
I did find that the glitter didn't stick as 
well as I expected.
 I used 
to stamp most of the images and the 
sentiment, the "flowers" were stamped with
white ink.
The sentiment says
you're my best friend
and there's nothing you can do about it"
which is from the Sassy Smiles Stamp Set
The "flowers" are from 
The zigzag stripes are from
All these stamps are from
The "person" and hat are from 
by Dyan Reaveley
I thought it looked more like a woman,
so I colored it as such.
The small images on the front of the bag
are random stamps that I found in my stash.
Once I had stamped the images I used my 
to color them.
Did you know that you could color on canvas
with colored pencils?
You can, just start with a light hand
and color in layers.  You can see that it works beautifully.
My only worry is that it may wear off.
I didn't use fixative on this one, but will 
give it a try to be sure it doesn't damage the 
canvas in any way.
If that works I'll have Mary spray hers with a 
fixative to be sure it doesn't rub off at all.
I know she has some in her craft room.
Here is a closer picture of the initials,
glitter on embossing paste.
I think she liked this bag and I'm sure she'll
find a use for it, what crafter can't use a little bag like
this one?
I have more of these canvas bags in different colors
and sizes and I'm sure I'll be making up some more as
gifts for Christmas.

Thanks for stopping in today,
I hope you've been inspired in some way
or learned something.
Come again soon,
you never know what you'll find on 
Kristie Kreates.

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