Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Quick Kraft Tex labels

Hi All! I bought myself a roll of kraft tex paper the other day and I am smitten with it. There are so many things that you can do but I needed labels for a bag commission and they needed to be leather. Well, ish.

I thought that I would take five minutes to show you how quickly they can be made and they are a great addition to your repertoire.

Start by cutting a piece of kraft tex


Now stamp an image onto it (just use a normal papercraft stamp). 


Now we need more grain in the result so when the ink is dry, scrunch it like crazy. Screw it up and munch it in every direction


Now flatten it out and check the result


If it is grainy enough, lightly press it with your iron and then distress it a little more with a coordinating (I used a medium brown colour) ink


There it is! Ready to sew on.

I made a few while I was at it...


And this is what it looks like in place, well one example anyway...


All you do is to sew around the outside with a straight stitch. This can be washed (make sure that your inks can too) and it won't fray or tear.

Disclaimer: I was not paid or solicited by the publishers of kraft tex for this post. I bought my paper here and I really do love it. I haven't put it though its paces properly yet so stand by for more creative ideas.

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Love and hugs
Debbie xxx