Wednesday, June 8, 2011

GC106: Packaging/Packing Supplies

This week at Gingersnap Creations, we move from the mall to the mailbox! Your challenge - use those packaging/packing supplies in your art!

I used three different packing items on my tag: Bubble Wrap (love to stamp with that!!); cardboard (with one side pulled off - again makes a great stamp); and Tyvek. Tyvek?? It's that tough white envelope material. It makes an awesome ribbon here, huh? (more on that later)

A stamping friend sent me the sentiment several years ago but I love it. Stamping Bella was colored with watercolor pencils and Gamsol (mineral spirits).

Stamps: Stamping Bella, bubble wrap, cardboard, sentiment (unknown company)
Ink: Stazon black, Distress Ink (Broken China on the tag)
Paper: tag, Tyvek, white card stock
Accessories: Martha Stewart punch, Lumiere paint, pink acrylic, white embossing powder, watercolor pencils, Gamsol, rhinestones, fuzzy yarn

Join us at Gingersnap Creations with your packaging art!! And you might become a GINGER GEM!!

(back to SHE ART in a few days...)


  1. Hello Deb ! Your tag is awesome. I like the combination with the shabby look and sweet Bella. It fits perfect togehter.

  2. I love this beautiful tag very much!!

  3. An amazing tag Deb, such striking colours and fun design.
    Hope you're enjoying the week.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

  4. Deb, the background is gorgeous, and the sentiment is so fun, perfect for that image!!


  5. This image and sentiment combo is so perfect together! Beautiful, vibrant techniques for accenting them, too!!

  6. Gorgeous...I love and believe in that sentiment too!Did you heat the tyvex? I know people do.thanks for yr king words today. gerri :)

  7. LOVE IT!! Can I have it??? Hugs Carolyn

  8. Very cool project! I have painted with bubble pack only once. Because yours looks so great, I want to try it again! I save most of the packaging I receive, including tyvek. I've used it to experiment with distress and alcohol inks, to die-cut, and emboss. Never thought to use it as pleated ribbon! It looks awesome and I can't wait to try it! Thanks for posting such a very cool project! :)

  9. Hi Deb, have added to follow you. Love how you did the recycling project and love your art work. I love stamping with those things too.
    Hugs June x

  10. Beautiful tag and colors!!

  11. Such a cute tag! Lovin' your Bella!