Saturday 28 October 2017

2017 #15 Pearlescent: A Pearly Gift Bag with JoFY {by Kate Yetter}

2017 Topic 15: Pearlescent

Kate is back! I really like her way of creating, she is very organic, and there is a hint of scrapbooker to her method of composing layers, and I super-love the dimension she always achieves too! Check out the photos below, lots of details. A lovely way to enjoy the weekend. And relax.....

Kate here, sharing a holiday themed gift bag featuring pearls. I love working with products that lend a pearlescent effect so I chose to work with liquid pearls for this project. I find that I don’t often reach for liquid pearls when creating a project because it is one of those more forgotten embellishments. But a little bit of shine and dimension can go a long way in creating an eye catching creation.

I started out by stenciling with grunge paste on a grocery bag. I covered it in gesso and allowed it to dry. My favorite part of this whole project was sprinkling Golden Sands Infusions over the stenciled area and spraying with water. This was my first time working with Infusions and I couldn’t get over the variety of colors that presented upon spraying with water. Usually, I add 2-3 colors in my background because I like variety but that was unnecessary with the Infusions.

I stamped on my colored background and many of the embellishments with JoFY 40.

After I created the background, I glued it to a plain kraft gift bag before adding embellishments. I rolled up paper and tied them together with muslin that has been stamped and dyed with Infusions. 

The JOFY stamp set was perfect for this topic. I used the liquid pearls to create the pearls underneath the baubles in the cloche, as well as to accent the lines of my background stencil and to fill in the string of lights.

I added some chipboard, fibers and string to embellish as well.

This piece is full of dimension that the pearls and stamps together have created

I hope you enjoyed this project and are inspired to create your own packaging as the holidays are approaching.  Don’t be afraid to make your packages a work of art! At first I was a little worried about how this was going to turn out but once I started creating, I couldn’t stop adding more! 

Kate Yetter


What a stunning gift bag this is! I totally adore the infusions spritzed into the texture paste and then the fibres and stamped layers are just so much fun. Anyone receiving that would be totally blown away! Great project, thanks Kate! ~ Leandra

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Helen said...

gorgeous, Kate!

Hazel Agnew said...

Just love this profusion of gorgeousness Kate. I love the combination of textures and colours. My kind of thing. Great creation. Xx

Stephanie said...

An absolute stunning creation, dear Kate! I LOVE the detail you put into everything you make.

froebelsternchen said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS Kate ! WOW!!!

Words and Pictures said...

What a gorgeous gift bag. The Infusions look fabulous over the texture, and I love your pearly detailing.
Alison x

Margik said...

Brilliant project Kate! Textures and design are fantastic. I really love this gift bag!

Corrie Herriman said...

Gorgeous project !

Mac Mable said...

If I had this gift bag for Christmas I wouldn't need anything in it...very organic and crafty x

Miriam said...

Gorgeous project - love it!

Art By Wanda said...


Kirsten said...

Wow, that's gorgeous.

Lucy Edmondson said...

This has turned out absolutely gorgeous!

Lucy x