Hello friends! How in the world can it be mid November already? This year is flying by way too quickly. It’s been a crazy time for makers as we have been juggling the holidays since July, it seems. But before fall passes us by, I thought id share one more of my favorite things that I made for the season. Cute little treat bags using the new Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous The Scarecrow Stamp Set CMS451.
I absolutely LOVE this set! The scarecrow couldn’t be more perfect and combined with the cornstalks, moon and phrases…it gives all the fall feels and is such a fun little guy to color.
The backgrounds for the treat bags were created using both the Scarecrow set and the Ornate and Lace Background set CMS348…and the bags were cut using one of my favorite thinlet sets, the Treat Bag Set (most of you have seen me use this set before…because it holds all sorts of tiny treats).
Let’s get makin’…
I started with a couple sheets of watercolor paper, then spritzed the paper with water and dipped the paper into some Distress Spray that I spritzed onto a craft mat, then dried with my heat tool. The colors I used were Scattered Straw (the perfect color for this project) and Speckled Egg.
Once the papers were dry, I spritzed the papers with the new Distress Harvest Moon Mica Stain, then dried with a heat tool again.
I stamped the cornstalks randomly onto the papers using Ground Espresso Archival Ink, then I cut the bags out using the die set.
I inked up the Ornate Stamp Set using some Scattered Straw & Uncharted Mariner Oxides, and Walnut Stain Distress Ink, then misted the stamp with water, and stamped it randomly onto the treat bags, then I dried with a heat tool.
The Scattered Straw and Mariner combined so wonderfully and made a yummy green wash…check it out! YUM!
The Scarecrows were stamped using the Ground Espresso Archival Ink, then I began watercoloring!
I used a variety of inks, oxide inks, stains and mica stains in Fossilized Amber, Scattered Straw, Uncharted Mariner and Harvest Moon using my distress Detail Waterbrush. I layered on the colors by blending and drying the lighter colors, then drying them and adding darker colors on top, then drying again. His little cheeks were colored with a bit of Fired Brick.
Here’s a close-up of the little guy…can you see his sparkle? I love watercoloring the mica stain, it just adds some extra somethin’, somethin’!
I just kept watercoloring until I had a good stack of scarecrow friends.
The next backgrounds for the bags were created using the same combo of inks, spritzed the stamp, then stamped it onto the watercolor paper, and dried with a heat tool.
Once the background was dry, I blended on some Scattered Straw Oxide Ink, then spritzed it with some water, dried it a bit, then sopped up the tiny bits of water that was left with a towel. Then, I cut out the treat the bags.
I built my bags and fussy cut out all the scarecrows…while trimming, I cut the pole of the scarecrow off, then added a thin stick to the bottom of the scarecrow.
I added some bits of Sisal Fibers behind the scarecrow then adhered him to the front of the bags using foam tape.
The Sisal Fibers I found in my stash, some was very fine..but I thought it added to the natural feel of the project. Sisal can be found at Michaels or Joann in the Floral Moss and Natural basket filler sections of the stores.
I stamped the phrase “Happy Fall” onto the scraps of the pattern background papers, trimmed them, punched a hole, then tied them to the bags.
The handles of the bags were made using scraps of torn fabrics that I had in my stash. I have vintage rag balls that used to be used to create rugs, so I thought that went perfect with the theme. I stapled the fabric handle to both sides of the bag using the Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher, then stuffed the bags with treats and scraps of fabric, denim and the sisal.
With that, my treat bags were complete!
Thanks so much for stopping by today..take care and see you soon!
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