I misted one of our muslin bags using a mixture of alcohol, desert sand re-inker, and water. I have found that the alcohol helps the mist "set" and dry just a little faster. The base color is vintage-y because I wanted to use these great stamps from the Fabulous You stamp set. If you look closely, you see I've stamped a harlequin pattern in the background using creme brulee pigment ink. I used cocoa pigment ink to stamp the bird stamp and sentiment. Pigment is pretty important, I think, when stamping on these bags. You get just a little more definition and richer color. Pigment is not an instant dry like dye ink, but by the time I got the harlequin stamp cleaned, I was ready to stamp the bird.
Now, to color the bird and flowers, I used alcohol markers. Before coloring, I slide two pieces of white scrap paper inside the bag. Alcohol markers will seep through, so you want to make sure that you are protecting your piece. I used blush, sorbet, and indian corn blue markers. That looks just like the little bluebird from my backyard.
What a fun little gift bag to give to a friend!!