Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Gorjuss bear hugs

     For this weeks tutorial from The Kraft Journal,  I'm going to share a short tutorial on a project using the Cotton Bags found at Kraft Outlet.  Recently one of my bloggie buddies, Heidy Blom of Heidy's Scrappies, created an adorable little muslin bag here, and I was itching to give it a try.
     I used Memento Tuxedo Black ink to stamp my image.  You really need a pretty juicy stamp pad and make sure your image is inked really well.  Try not to pick something really intricate or you'll lose the definition in the fabric fibers.  Also make sure you stamp onto a nice flat surface so you can get a good impression.
     Here's what the impression looks like.  It won't come out overly dark cause the fabric soaks up the ink, but it gives a really nice softened line effect once you've colored.
     You don't have to press hard with your markers.  I've used Copics here.  I wasn't sure if they would bleed through or not so I stuck a folded post it note inside the bag but it wasn't necessary.  No bleed through.
     Here's a pic of the image completed
     I added some fun wintery ribbon to the top of the bag to finish it off.  With the variety of images available in stamping you can customize this bag for ANY occasion.
     Happy crafting!

28 comments:

  1. Gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooregous ♥♥♥ Me love a looooooooooot!!

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  2. What a GREAT idea, Tracy! Love it! Thanks for sharing!

    have a nice day!
    hugs,
    Hanna

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  3. Awww such a cutie and coloured sooooo beautifully

    Hugs Sue

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  4. What a cute little idea!!! I can't believe the copics colored so well on this fabric! So sweet!

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  5. Ooh wow this is really amazing Tracy!! I have to buy a bag like this and make it to cover my phone :) Thanks for the great tutorial and great idea!! Hugs anneke

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  6. Oh this is gorgeous Tracy,glad you liked it!!
    XXX Heidy

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  7. What a stunning little bag! That image is adorable, and your coloring is so fantastic! Doesn't matter what media you are using....you've got MAD coloring skills, my friend!

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  8. Tracy you have amazed me again!!!!! This is just extraordinary and love your colouring she really is superb and such a fabulous idea you have shared! Thanks for sharing this is superb Love Chanelle xxxx

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  9. WOW!!!! This is so stunning Tracy - love this! Please send to... ;)

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  10. This is sooo beautiful! LOVE IT!!!
    Martina

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  11. what a fabbie mini bag so sweet
    hugs

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  12. Oh wow this is stunning. A really great idea.

    Hugs
    Jayne

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  13. You really are so talented my friend. I just love the way you did this.

    Hugs~

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  14. Wow, Girl! That bag is adorable! And you colored it beautifully with your Copics. Love it! Thanks for the tut!
    Huggies ~
    Sharron♥

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  15. Adorable image, and it doesn't matter what you color on, it's always perfect! Lovely bag!

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  16. Oh this is brilliant and so what a super gift.
    luv
    Debby

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  17. Doesn't matter which material you use Tracy, you turn your images into something magical with your copics! Hugs, Ira
    irascreacorner.blogspot.nl

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  18. You make it look so simple ... but I could never achieve this ... It's really gorgeous!

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  19. Having the texture show up under those colors is just outstanding! Makes the shading you've done even more incredible. This would be so cute for a tooth fairy bag too. :)

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  20. Brilliant! Love it xxxx
    Hugs Mau xx

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  21. What a fab idea thank you , it's nice to see things like this it gets us thinking about what we can do , great idea I love it Hugs Elaine

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  22. Wow Tracy! Thats amazing how youve colored on that burlap, what a nice gift it would make! Beautiful!

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  23. This is just sweet as can be, Tracy! Gosh, I love it to pieces!

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  24. Absolutely gorgeous! Think I'll give it a try.

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  25. Your little bag is awesome and the coloring is so pretty. I love the look and such a great keepsake.

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  26. I've gotten so far behind! I've got a few minutes before church so I'll try to sneak in a couple of comments. I'll finish later! Love this project! Looks like so much fun! :o)

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