Wednesday 31 October 2018

2018 #19 Tissue Paper: Christmas Gifting with ESN {by Miriam Grazier}

2018 Topic 19: Tissue Paper

First up, Happy Halloween everyone! We are not spooking you today, we are looking forward to the next seasonal event! Miriam has conjured up such a fun idea for a gift, and what an adorable little bag too. Yes, folks, its November tomorrow, so heads out of the stand and it's that time to start thinking about gifts for colleagues, teachers or friends! Miriam gets you on track with this idea! Boo! ~ Leandra

Hi everyone, it's Miriam, and I'd like to share with you a a project that I have designed to be given as a Christmas gift this year.  I have decorated a box and created an ATC and a gift bag to go inside.

I often find that stamping onto wood sometimes needs extra patience and can be tricky to get a clearly stamped image first time and so by stamping onto tissue paper first and then adhering it to the box I find this a much easier way of overcoming potential problems.  I also love the texture it creates.  

After I had first painted the box I stamped and adhered Tissue Wrap to it.  After drying I really wasn't happy that the wrap had not fully 'sunken in' to the box.  I carefully peeled all of this back and then started again, this time using a good old tissue. (The stuff that comes in shoes boxes is often really handy)  This worked so much better and the finished result was lovely. 

I adore the new Sara Naumann stamps and used ESN29, ESN31 and teamed them with the older ESN02.  I also used PS113 stencil. (PaperArtsy stockists listed here)


I love the latest release from Sara Naumann.  The images cover a variety of styles   and can be used with virtually any colour scheme you choose.  When they were first released I showed different colour styles on my blog which are a complete contrast to the colours that I have chosen in this project.

Matte medium (Golden, Ranger) was the best adhesive that I found to use for my project.  I wanted the colours to remain subtle and wanted to maintain the wonderful chalky finish from the Fresco Finish paints.

I really loved making a tissue paper gift bag to go inside my box, and then using the same technique for decoration.  It really added to the rustic feel and made everything coordinated.

I really hope that I have inspired you to have a go at this yourself.  This was a win-win project for me.  Not only did I have great fun creating it but it is now a ready made gift to give to someone. The tissue paper technique is so easy and great if you are stamping on surfaces that are textured or not flat.  

Thanks for joining me this evening.  Happy crafting!

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Etsuko said...

Fantastic project Miriam!! Lovely tissue work with the gift box and the tissue bag by Sara's new Christmas stamps . xx

Sara Naumann said...

Fabulous as always, Miriam! I love it! You've inspired me to pull out the tissue paper. :)

geezercrafter said...

Brilliant project Miriam. Love the little gift bag, fab idea. As Sara says you have inspired me to have a go with some tissue as well.

Anneke said...

Love your take on the tissue paper topic. A fabulous project!

Jennie Atkinson said...

Gorgeous use of the tissue paper Miriam and I love the little gift bag, it really is fabulous x

Words and Pictures said...

A lovely gift idea with Sara's beautiful new stamps - that silver embossed text is wonderful.
Alison x

Craftyfield said...

Lovely projects and the bags are a great idea!

Lucy said...

Brilliant project!

Lucy x