I can't get enough of using printed tissue paper lately. I just love how versatile it is. These collage papers from Tim Holtz are especially great, as the different designs are a work of art on their own and can be used just as they are.
I recently found myself with a gift I needed to wrap. The plain gift bag I had looked so boring, and I knew I needed to add something to it to make it special. I adhered the collage paper to white cardstock with gel medium. Doing this really makes the colors pop. I then layered the collage-paper panel onto a piece of kraft cardstock, tied a ribbon around the bottom, and adhered everything to the front of the gift bag. I loved how everything came together, and it only took a couple minutes!
Christen Hammons is the Director of Publishing for Stampington & Company and editor-in-chief of Somerset Studio, Bella Grace, Field Guide to Everyday Magic, and GreenCraft. She lives in Orange County with her husband, sassy cat, and scruffy dog.
It's so funny, as soon as I looked at this bag I thought Oh I could use my Tim Holtz tissue on this project. Then I read the description and that's exactly what you had used. I love that paper. This is a great project I had never thought of doing and it turns out looking soooo good yet is so easy. Thanks so much!