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Now, on to my project.
I started with this chipboard gift bag I found last year at Hobby Lobby in the Christmas decor section. I thought it would make a great Trick or Treat bag decorative candy holder.
My first step was to paint it. I purchased two types of orange acrylic paint at Michael's and wasn't sure which to use. I decided I would start with the plain orange paint, top it with a layer of the glitter paint, and see how it looked.
I removed the twine handles to make it easier to paint. I love painting chipboard! (I had to throw that in) I think chipboard takes paint so well, so I was a bit confused by how sheer this paint looked on my project. I realized after the second coat that I had purchased glossy paint (yes, it took me two coats to realize that) and that was why the chipboard was not absorbing the paint in the manner I was accustomed to. After the third coat, I decided a little of the chipboard color showing through didn't look so bad (right?)
Now I was ready to try out the Glamour Dust glitter paint, which I had never used before. I loved it as soon as the first brush stroke went on! Yay! It was pretty and sparkly and I was very happy with the result!
Time to decorate. I decided to use my Mini Monsters cartridge because I knew it would have the right characters for the look I wanted and I'd only used this cartridge for one other project. I needed to get my money's worth for this cartridge purchase!
I chose <Spooky> with Base shadow, Layer 1 and Layer 2, cut at 3"
And <Gross> with Base Shadow, Layer 1 and Layer 2, cut at 3"
For my letters I used the font from Birthday Cake (this is one of my top 5 favorite fonts to use) cut at 1.25". I cut both the Green and Purple letters the same size (no shadow) and layered the top letter slightly askew to create the shadow look. I had these cute little spider stickers a crafting friend gifted me and I thought they added just the right touch. I had intended on tying the twine handles back on but opted to use black and white grossgrain ribbon instead.
Filled with trick or treat candy, I decided this Trick or Treat bag will be the perfect candy holder come Halloween night! Until then, I have to hide the candy from the candy monsters lurking in my house.
Chipboard gift bag
Paint-Pumpkin Orange Glossy (Plaid) and Orange Glamour Dust (DecoArt)
Cardstock-The Ghosts and Goblins Cardstock matstack (DCWV-love this stack!)
Cartridges-Mini Monsters, Birthday Cake (Provocraft)
Ribbon from my stash. I used black diamond Stickles to accent the eyes.
Well, I need to give away some blog candy, don't you think? Yes, I do. Please leave a comment here with a way to contact you should you be chosen as the winner. I will pick the random winning comment Sunday evening (10/23/2011) at 9:00 pm EDT. The prize will be a $10 gift card to either Michael's or JoAnn's. Winner gets to choose which card they'd like.
Thanks for stopping by!
Now onto my talented friend Kate's blog over at Sassy and Scrappy.