They say it is ALL in the presentation, and sometimes, we have to agree with that! We all loving receiving beautifully wrapped gifts, right? Well, today Riikka is going to share a few tricks she uses for making plain Jane wrapping look exquisitely boutique…with just a few Prima products!
The ringer: these techniques can also be used on cards and tags as well, so they are quite versatile!
“February to me is all about remembering loved ones and giving little gifts. I usually give out cards for Valentine’s Day, but I thought a gift wrapping of some sort would be nice to play with for the rest of the month. These techniques can be used for cards or tags too. After all, a unique gift is always a good thing!” ~ Riikka
So, I altered (or decorated) a brown paper bag using different mediums and embellishments. I used acrylic paint as my base layer, as the paints are among the driest mediums I could add. I first thought about adding watercolor on top of the acrylic, as the acrylic paint blocks the moisture from soaking into the paper, but decided against that idea. With projects like these, the less the moisture, the better! After adding that lovely layer of Icing Paste, there was no need for extra color, either!
I chose to go with a pink color scheme as it fits to the February/Valentine’s Day themes and also adds softness and sweetness to the paper bag. If you are more into art journaling or cards, you can use the same steps to make a page or a card.
Video Link: https://youtu.be/r2nzs2Dmvig
Prima products used:
966683 Swirly Florals stencil , 966378 Art Alchemy Impasto acrylic paint Boudoir Pink , 966188 Art Extravagance Icing Paste Rose Gold , 635077 Lavender Frost flowers , 630973 Misty Rose 6x6 pad , 964832 Art Daily Planner Sticker Book Photobooth , 964788 Art Daily Planner Decorative Tape , 964795 Art Daily Planner Decorative Tape , 963361 Mechanicals Tin Hearts , 963354 Mechanicals Mini Stars , 961213 Resist Canvas Border #4
Riikka is always so thoughtful with her projects. Details are ironed out carefully so we can learn from her mistakes and get wonderful results each time! If you try any of her tips please let us know and share your creations with us!