Saturday, 1 December 2012

Paint and a parcel

Back to parcels, this time make your own decorative parcels - easy and fun.

I used my EK Success circle punch and punched through a piece of card.  I then used three different shades of Eco Paint and sponged through my circle.  Viola, your very own mask!!  How easy is that.  Cut your paper to size first, apply the ink with a cheap sponge, and don't add to much paint.  You are working with cheap paper, so you do't want to soak the paper.  I used orange and reds, which looked great when you add a silk crush orange ribbon. You can use any colours, get them to match your colour scheme.

I did also create a wonderful mask using my lovely Martha Stewart snowflake punches and sprayed repositionable adhesive through the mask.  I just did a couple at a time, and then added my smelly powder!  This is created using a tub of ground cinnamon mixed with gold glitter.  It works perfectly with the brown paper, and of course smells great!  I love this technique.  Imagine the different smelly powders you could create.  One lady came over to me and told me her Dad loves curry, so she was going to make a curry glitter powder!  Amazing.  You could of course, use this with talc for baby pressies etc.  Unfortunately I can not share a picture of this one, as it got picked up (or put somewhere safe) after my last demo.  Sickner, as it was my favourite.  I finished my smelly parcel with a lovely scented ribbon.  This is so easy.  Use the cream vintage ribbon and add drops of room scrent.  Rub this into the ribbon for a fabulous scent.  I used one I picked up from Sainsburys, it was one of the scents that generally comes with the reeds.  On it's own it was rather over powering, but a little on the ribbon was great.

Let me know how you get on with your smelly pressies!!

I used my EK Success punch for the tags, and then dried my own oranges.  This is easy.  Cut your oranges into thin slices, and try to remove as much juice as possible.  You can put them in the oven, but as I'm rather tight, I liked to dry them on the radiators, on top of my gas fire, and in the airing cupboard.  If I had the oven on however, a few would be popped in on the bottom shelf!

The small cone (unfortunately you can't see this very well from the photo), was attached to the parcel using Cosmic Shimmer clear drying glue!


Anne Chilvers said...

What a great idea, beats shop bought wrapping paper any day ! I love the tip of mixing powders and spices with glitters, and I would never think of drying my own oranges, thanks Leonie :o)x

Heather T said...

What a brilliant idea thanks for sharing I'm off to create my own 'smellies'. Hugs x