091
PURPOSEFUL PLAY
MATERIALS
DMethods: Packing Tape Transfer (see
page 20) and Blender Pen Transfer
(see page 22)
Dacrylic craft paint in two or more colors
Dwaxed paper for a palette
Dfoam circle stamp or circle potato stamp
Dkraft paper lunch bags
Dscissors
Dsmall packing tape transfers of the
birthday child
Dpaintbrush
Dclothespins (optional)
Dblender pen
Dblack-and-white photocopy of a
small pattern
Dglue stick
Party Pack
I
must have not outgrown my childhood because there is
something so thrilling in making things for children. A
friends amazing photos of her daughter Shirley inspired
me to create these fun lile party packs complete with
pictures of Shirley as thank-you takeaways.
18
PROJECT
092
PLAYING WITH IMAGE TRANSFERS
A
B
093
PURPOSEFUL PLAY
1
Squirt a small puddle of
acrylic paint onto your waxed
paper and gently dab the foam or
potato stamp into the paint. Place
dots over the surface of the lunch
bag in a random order. I like to
do all the bags at once, placing
all the pink dots first and then
washing my stamp and stamping
all the aqua dots next. Be sure to
print off the edge of the bag, too,
for a dynamic design. (See A.)
2
Cut the packing tape
transfers so they are slightly
smaller than the circle stamp.
This is really free-form; imperfect
circles will create an off-register
look. You could also make your
transfers larger than the painted
dots for a different effect. (See B.)
3
Once the painted dots are
completely dry, place the
transfers over each dot. You
could select to do only pink dots,
or a few on each bag, or whatever
you like. (See C.)
4
To up the cute factor, add a
painted clothespin to seal
the bag. Paint the clothespins in
matching acrylic paint and allow
to dry. (See D.)
5
Create a blender pen
transfer using the photocopy
of a small pattern (see page 22).
You could also use a phrase, the
date, or the words “Thank You.”
Make sure your photocopy is
reversed if transferring text.
6
I also added packing tape
transfers at the bottom of the
bag using text I generated on the
computer. This is an extra, but easy,
addition to the perfect goodie bag.
Tip
Use a glue stick if the transfers aren't sticky
enough on their own.
C
D
094
T
his technique is
perhaps my one claim
to genius. I was playing
with tape one night, wishing I
could get text onto a piece of
masking tape, and my sleep-
deprived brain came up with this
technique. If you don’t have a tape
addiction by now, this method
will swily hook you.
Typewriter
Tape
1
Tear a piece of waxed paper (not parchment)
to about 8 1/2 inches (21.5 cm) wide; the
length can be 4 inches (10.2 cm) or longer.
2
Place the waxed paper over a sheet of
lined paper and square up. Place pieces of
masking tape on the waxed paper, aligning the
bottom edge of the tape to a line on the lined
paper below. Continue adding strips of tape,
skipping two lines between each. (See A.)
3
Run the waxed paper through the
typewriter with the tape facing you and type
away! Add artist’s tape for a bit of color.

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