A few years ago it was popular for some people at Halloween time to hang little treats on door handles for their friends with a note saying, “You’ve just been booed!” Kassidy had gifted a treat or two to friends but hadn’t received any. So her mom asked me to “boo” her. It was quite fun to do so.
I had just received a packet of Tim Holtz Kraft Glassine Pockets in a blog candy package I had won from Simon Says Stamp. I had never used glassine before so I played around with ink colors on one of the pockets to see what worked best on the waxy surface. I found that the winner was Tsukineko Brilliance Dew Drops Ink. My stamping buddy had left her crafty supplies at my house, so I helped myself to her Halloween stamps. I used stamps from Recollections, Inkadinkado, and Martha Stewart Crafts. I outlined some of the images with a permanent black ink pen.
To make the background interesting, before stamping, I blended color on the pocket from Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads. After stamping, I used a Uni-ball White Pen by Signo to make the images pop.
When everything was dry on front, I decorated the back. I actually like this side better than the front. I prepared the background with the distress inks. The images stamped with the Brilliance colors look so beautiful. They shine. I hope you try these beautiful inks. I outlined the words with a permanent black ink pen.
To finish the pocket before adding the treats, I wrapped a Tim Holtz Jute String around the pocket three times. A Momenta Metal Horseshoe was attached to the string before tying a bow. The jute string was held secure with Zots Clear Adhesive Dots.
I also hope you try working with Kraft Glassine. After I made this pocket treat bag, I purchased a pad of Kraft Glassine sheets. I just looked and couldn’t find them in Simon Says Stamp Shop, but they could be listed under other wording. I did find these other glassine products. I’ve received some of the opaque white glassine bags from some of the stamp companies I’ve ordered from with little perks in them for purchasing at their shops. The paper texture of the opaque white glassine is between a parchment paper and wax paper. It’s like waxed vellum. Click on the photos to link.
Glassine paper and Brilliance ink…… give them a try.
Thanks for looking,