Sunday, November 13, 2022

Ready to have fun?

Today's post includes both Christmas giftbags and Christmas cards.  And I had fun making them!

First up:  For background I chose a Christmas-themed page from an out-of-date hymnal; after cutting it out with decorative Fiskars, I watercolored it green.

Atop that, I added stencil-printed paper cut into shapes that, once assembled, form a Christmas tree. 


Below:  a close-up of the collage .....

Stencils that I used in printing the paper for forming the tree:

6" x 6" Sprigs s523


6" x 6" Trivet A s166

For the following two Christmas cards, I cut my Christmas tree and candle shapes from prints made with the same two stencils shown above.


At one time I bought my cardstock blanks from; most of those had a built-in metallic sheen, like the green card above.  (Now I have to search farther afield to find foldover cardstock blanks for my greeting card projects.)  

The silver crown comes from a collection of similar decorations given to me a long time ago by a dear friend who has since passed away.

Swinging back to giftbags:  I made the candle below by cutting paper printed with my 6" x 6" stencil Mimosa 6 s126--

Mimosa 6 s126

I buy my blank giftbags here.

Today's giftbags are lined with plain white tissue paper, but to have more fun, I suggest printing your tissue paper using stencils -- but be careful to sparingly use heavy-body acrylic paint (plain or "metallic.")  Giftwrap tissue is flimsy, so make your prints as gently as you can!   (If you end up with a few torn scraps, save them for your future collage projects!)    

Thanks for visiting my blog today!  To scroll thru the pages of my stencils and masks at, please start here.

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