One of my favourite blogs in Burlap and Blue. Linda creates the most adorable cake stands and personalized gifts. Last week she announced she was hosting a Sharpie Craft giveaway for today and I knew I had to enter. Who doesn’t love to doodle with Sharpies? I had so many ideas it was hard to narrow it down to one or two. I created two gift bags which could be used for jewelry, gift cards, teacher gifts and Easter gifts.
I love water colour and so I experimented with my red and pink sharpie and some rubbing alcohol. You can see that as the sharpie bleeds into the fabric it creates a water colour effect.
To make this bag you will need the following supplies:
Cloth bag, Sharpie pens, eye dropper, rubbing alcohol, rubber band, plastic cup.
To create a water-colour effect:
Using a plastic cup (I used an empty pop bottle), stretch the bag over the top and secure with a rubber band. Draw a circle or desired shape and colour in with the Sharpie pen. I drew a circle.
Using an eyedropper squeeze a few drops of rubbing alcohol directly onto the colour. Repeat with drops until you have your desired effect. The more drops the further the colour will spread.
Tip: I placed the drops in a clockwise circle around the edge of my colour to try and spread the colour evenly.
Let dry and then colour on top with any details. I sketched in some petals and some leaves.
Bonus craft: Basket Weave Bag
I made this basket weave bag using my new Gold Sharpie. It was super easy and really achieves a basket weave appearance. I measured out the rows and columns and lightly outlined with a pencil so they would be the same size and fit evenly across the bag. Then I drew lines with the gold sharpie alternating horizontal and vertical rows and columns.
These were easy to make, so grab a Sharpie in your favourite colour and have some fun.