Thursday, July 4, 2013

MIM #123 Making Your Own Paint

Making Your Own Paint is the theme of this week's MIM at PapertreyInk.
Ashley shows us how to use gesso and reinkers to create a
bright paint for projects.
Needed little bags to house goodies for 3 granddaughters that will spend time with us during the summer. They are cousins that come from northern and southern CA, 9, 8, and 3, who need a
survival kit for the hot summer days with gma and gpa.
(Or is it me that need the kits?)
Ashley's tutorial was a perfect excuse to create something a bit more special.
Noelle Rose Hopper is the three year old, and although the youngest, she's no shrinking violet!
I used each girl's initials to decorate the bags.
Also stamped a bit of embroidered blooms and added a resin jewel.
These are the 3 bags filled.
By the way, I'm sure you all know about Target's 1 spot. A lifesaver for grandmas!
Made them each a set of clippies, a great excuse for grandma to style their hair!
The dots are gesso paint done with the eraser of a pencil.
Each gets: Disney bandaids, (believe me they'll go through the box!) clippies, sparkly pencils, tablet, mermaid crayons, sunglasses, toothbrush set, cupcake sharpener, and a lego friends eraser set (couldn't resist it at .28 cents!).
It's going to be a busy week!
Letter stencils: Martha Steward at Michaels. It came with the double flourish stencil,
Bag (s/5) also from Michaels.
Reinkers, felt, stamps, dies and ink: PapertreyInk


  1. Great projects Nancy! You've been very busy....

  2. These bags and gifts are absolutely marvellous!! I'm heading off tomorrow to visit my two granddaughters and I sure wish I had these marvellous goodies, especially the cute hair clips!! What a terrific grandma you are ;)

  3. Your granddaughters are going to be thrilled with these lovely bags! And I love the hair clips...they just couldn't be any cuter! :0)

  4. Wow, Nancy! Your projects for the 3 GDS are fun and beautiful ! love the clips you made and the bags with all the goodies. How fun! The girls are going to feel very special and always remember the time they spent with you . Enjoy your sweet blessings, and then REST!

  5. These are terrific! Love the personalized bags!

  6. LOVELY PROJECT! those clips are too darn adorable.

  7. Awww, how totally adorable!! Those bags are too fun, and the clips are beyond cute! Your girls will love it all!

  8. Oh Nancy, these gift bags for your granddaughters are so fun...they will absolutely love their Grandma so much for her thoughtfulness :)
    PS: I can't walk past the Target Dollar Spot without buying something every time!