Today, I have decided to share with you my scrappy journaled burlap bags created from canvas and burlap by Canvas Corp. These bags are not only unique for the journaled sentiments but also since they incorporate painted canvas using Jacquard's Lumiere and Neopaque paints.
To create a second pattern with the paints, paint swatches of color on the canvas and let dry. Then use the lid of a coke bottle to stamp rings on top. Again, use the end of a paintbrush to create dots.
To create the bag, cut two 7 1/2' x 9" rectangles from the burlap. Sew the heart or bird die cut to the center of one of the rectangles. Use alphabet stamps for a sweet sentiment, stamped to the front side of fused muslin.
Fuse the sentiment to the bag with an iron. Then use a sewing machine and contrasting thread to sew the edges in place with a straight stitch. For an extra scrappy look, let the ends of the sewn thread hang down a little, instead of trimming them off. This gives your journaled bag extra homespun flair.
These fun and sparkly embellishments purchased from Scrapbook.com give the bags a little extra touch.
Live Life Creatively,