Another Stenciled Tissue Holder
Using my Eco Prints and Encaustic Wax to Make a Chinese Thread Book

Giftable Twisted Treasure Pouches


Congratulations!  You've made it here to the StencilGirl® Gift-Worthy Blog Hop. Welcome to my stop! I'm Jill McDowell and I'm thrilled to have you here.  I am honored to be among a group of nine talented artists who have put together some spectacularly giftable projects for you.  So be sure to stop by each one of their blogs, share some love by leaving a comment, and earn a chance to win a $50 certificate to feed your StencilGirl® addiction.  You'll find the Blog Hop links and all of the specifics about the contest prize and deadlines deeper in this post.

The inspiration for these pouches came from watching a YouTube tutorial by Paula Beardell Krieg.  I've used her method for making a Twist Box which she uses as the top layer of a Zhen Xian Boa, aka a Chinese Thread Book.  I'm currently working up to making a Chinese Thread Book of my own and will share it on my blog when its done. So be sure to hit the subscribe button at the top right hand side of the page and see how it turns out. 

I put together a short, sped up video to give you a glimpse of how I created and stenciled a Twisted Treasure Pouch with StencilGirl Stencils.  (Please excuse my well used craft mat and inky fingers...)

  Stencilgirl-gift-worthy-blog-hop-twisted-treasure-pouches-grow-1I'm so excited to share my paper love affair with you.  I'm enamored with all kinds of paper: old paper, new paper, wallpaper, scrap paper, hand made paper, Washi paper: yup, pretty much all paper.   I'm always looking for new and creative ways to use it in my mixed media projects.  And I'm absolutely in love with this project.


Folded and stenciled by your own hand, Twisted Treasure Pouches make a truly personal envelope to enclose a small gift or memory token inside. They are perfect for tucking away special mementoes to keep them close. 

Stencilgirl-gift-worthy-blog-hop-twisted-treasure-pouches-grow-3Imagine giving one you made to someone special with a hand written note enclosed.

Stencilgirl-gift-worthy-blog-hop-twisted-treasure-pouches-grow-4Or receiving one of your own to hold a ticket stub from that special evening last summer, along side of a snippet of velvet ribbon from you child's wedding bouquet, a spicy fragranced flower from your Grandmother's favorite Carolina Sweet Shrub Bush, and a piece of lace from your Mom's apron.  Then again, you could also just use them to hold paper clips, but I have a feeling that you may be just a little bit more sentimental than that.

Here's a few more examples of some of the Twisted Treasure Pouches I've made-

Thanks for spending a little of your precious time with me today. I hope I've inspired you with another way to use your fabulous StencilGirl® Stencils.  If you've never checked them out, here's a link to StencilGirl's extensive stencil catalog where you'll find an impressive variety of stencils designed by artists for artists.  I've listed all of the products I used at the end of the post.  

And now here's the Blog Hop info I promised you!


Be sure to hop over to each fantastic project and leave a comment for the artist! The more comments, the more chances you'll have to win $50 worth of StencilGirl® stencils! Good luck!

Sue Plumb's Cookie Jar and Art Bag

Claudia Neubacher's Tote Bag

Sunila & Aditi Mahajan's Treasure Box

Peg Robinson's Necklace

Shel C's Journal Set

Jennifer Gallagher's Paper Mache Gift Box

Linda Edkins Wyatt's Beach Memories Painting

Jill McDowell's Twisted Treasure Pouches (You are here)

Carol Baxter's Advent Calendar

Contest closes 10-8-19 at 11:59 p.m. CST.  Winner notified by email 10-9-19.


Twisted Treasure Pouch

List of products used:

StencilGirl® Stencils-

Other Products-

  • Paper:
  •      Inovart Masterpiece Printing Paper, #7100 12" x 18" sheets
  •      Tengucho Washi Tissue: Agawami (I purchase mine in rolls, direct from the factory in Japan)
  •      Japanese Sketch Paper Pad: Yasutomo 
  • Ink Spray: Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst Ink, (Poinsettia Red Gold)
  • Ink Pads:
  •     StazOn Pigment, (Passion Red, Koala Grey)
  •     Ann Butler's ColorBox Crafters, (Limelight)
  • Acrylic Ink: Liquitex, (Transparent Raw Sienna)
  • Glazing Liquid: Golden Satin
  • Glue Stick: UHU Stic
  • Rubber Stamp Set: Paper Artsy # EGL01 designed by Gwen Lafleur
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