I think I have a new addiction: I really get a kick out of watching the Earth Safe Finishes Iridescents powders effervesce in water. It is the most beautiful sight — really! If powder could be happy, I’d say THIS powder is really happy when it is introduced to water. Today I am happy to share with you 3 of the 30 gift bags I beautified by painting on cloth with Iridescents powders.
- Ann Butler Iridescent Powders by Earth Safe Finishes: Pearl, Onyx, Bronze, Leaf, Sunshine, Rose
- ColorBox® Crafter’s™ ink by Ann Butler: Ocean Breeze, Lilac
- cloth gift bags
- sentiment stamp
Striped Bag –
- I painted a thin line of each of the powders by dipping my brush into water and then picking up a bit of powder on the tip of the brush and blending it on a pie plate. In order from right to left: sunshine, rose, pearl, (sunshine/rose), bronze, leaf, onyx.
- I painted the drawstring with a mixture of onyx and bronze.
- Add a row of bling
- Starting in the bottom right corner I painted pure leaf
- I added a little sunshine, dipped my brush in water, and painted another small area in the direction of the top left corner.
- Add a little more water and paint some more
- Keep doing step #3 until you reach top left corner.
- Paint drawstring
- Using ocean breeze, stamp your sentiment and then gently daub some of the ink onto the surface of the cloth rose. Add a small amount of lilac ink. Dip your brush in water and spread the ink onto exposed fabric, creating several tones of the color.
- Using bronze powder, water, and a thin brush, add some definition in-between the folds of the flower and then add some highlights with pearl and water.
- Using combinations of leaf, sunshine and rose, paint random squares/rectangles on the surface of the bag
- Paint the flower with a combination of rose and pearl.
- Paint the drawstring with sunshine and rose
- Attach flower
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