Leftover Paint Bag Project by Christen Hammons

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One of the things I want to work on in 2015 is organizing my craft projects. It seems I’m always looking for the right supplies for whatever I’m working on. Seeing how a lot of knitters organize their WIPs (works in progress) inspired me to try their method: project bags. These bags are exactly what they sound like — bags filled with a WIP and any supplies you might need to finish that project. They're perfect for crafting on the go or staying organized.

Leftover Paint Bag Project Instructions:

I began with the socks I’m currently knitting and put them in a drawstring cotton bag, along with a tape measure, tapestry needle, a printout of the pattern, and scissors — everything I need to complete my project. The bag is small enough to tuck in my purse and keeps everything in one place, so I can work on my socks with the right supplies wherever I might be.

I followed that up with a bag for my art journal. I was delighted to find that my small Dylusions Creative Journal by Ranger Ink fit inside the cotton bag, with plenty of left over room to also carry some of my favorite supplies including inkpads, texture stamps, washi tape, and, of course, my journaling pen.

My art journal tends to be full of color so I knew I couldn’t leave the bag plain. The next time I worked on a page, I used the leftover paint from my color palette to stencil designs on the bag. I hate wasting paint, and this was a great way to use it all up.

I knew an art journaling bag wouldn’t be complete without some script, so I stamped the Earnest design by Dina Wakley randomly on the bag.

Now, all my favorite art journaling supplies are tucked nicely into my purse, ready for me to use at a moment’s notice!

You will also ? these publications:
Mingle Winter 2015
Somerset Life Winter 2015
Somerset Holidays & Celebrations Volume 8

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One of the things I want to work on in 2015 is organizing my craft projects. It seems I’m always looking for the right supplies for whatever I’m working on. Seeing how a lot of knitters organize their WIPs (works in progress) inspired me to try their method: project bags. These bags are exactly what they sound like — bags filled with a WIP and any supplies you might need to finish that project. They're perfect for crafting on the go or staying organized.

Leftover Paint Bag Project Instructions:

I began with the socks I’m currently knitting and put them in a drawstring cotton bag, along with a tape measure, tapestry needle, a printout of the pattern, and scissors — everything I need to complete my project. The bag is small enough to tuck in my purse and keeps everything in one place, so I can work on my socks with the right supplies wherever I might be.

I followed that up with a bag for my art journal. I was delighted to find that my small Dylusions Creative Journal by Ranger Ink fit inside the cotton bag, with plenty of left over room to also carry some of my favorite supplies including inkpads, texture stamps, washi tape, and, of course, my journaling pen.

My art journal tends to be full of color so I knew I couldn’t leave the bag plain. The next time I worked on a page, I used the leftover paint from my color palette to stencil designs on the bag. I hate wasting paint, and this was a great way to use it all up.

I knew an art journaling bag wouldn’t be complete without some script, so I stamped the Earnest design by Dina Wakley randomly on the bag.

Now, all my favorite art journaling supplies are tucked nicely into my purse, ready for me to use at a moment’s notice!

You will also ? these publications:
Mingle Winter 2015
Somerset Life Winter 2015
Somerset Holidays & Celebrations Volume 8

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