Making personalised party bags for our youngest daughter’s 4th birthday was the great idea of my mother in law. She has been totally great and bought and filled all the party bags for the parties we have had for our girls. This birthday, because our daughter only wanted to invite a small number of children she thought it might be a good idea to draw a personalised design onto each one. So I drew the pictures on them and she filled them with lots of goodies.
My daughter asked the guests/their mum what animal they would like drawing on their bags and then I planned and drew out the different designs onto the individual bags. My friend’s mum said one of her daughters would like an alicorn, which I had never heard of before but is apparently a winged unicorn. However, my daughter decided she was not allowed to have a winged unicorn, she was just allowed a winged pony instead, so she made me cross it’s horn off my plan to make it a Pegasus rather than an alicorn! The other requests were for a tiger, a mummy and baby giraffe, an elephant and the birthday girl herself fancied her personalised party bag to have a unicorn on it.
Although I have done lots of pen sketch art before, I have never actually used Sharpies so I didn’t really know what to expect. Apart from the strong marker pen smell, I did really enjoy working with them and would defiantly use them again. I got a small set of coloured ones and I really loved the fact that I could draw so many different things with only 6 coloured pens. Having a more limited colour palette also helped me simplify down the illustrations, which was great cause I do sometimes have a habit of getting caught up in the detail. I’ll keep you updated on any future personalised party bags and/or Sharpie projects.