Hand Stamped Wrapping Paper
I’m still playing with and getting to know the capabilities of my latest craft toy, the Silhouette Portrait. Last week I made a stamp from one of Molly’s drawings and at the weekend I tried my hand at creating a simple stencil for making hand stamped wrapping. Sure the Silhouette is up to SO much more but I’m a rookie, and rookies start small and work their way up :)
Creating simple stencils for hand stamped wrapping or stationery is a very practical and ‘accessible’ everyday crafting purpose for the Silhouette at home, and I guess that’s what I’d like to explore here on MollyMoo – projects that everyone can create with the Silhouette, not just experienced crafters.
I started by creating the heart shaped pattern on Illustrator and cutting it out on the Silhouette Portrait machine. I used 230gm card stock to make the stencil robust enough to make a few sheets of wrapping paper.
To keep the process as mess-free as possible and avoid any transfer of paint from fingers to wrapping I made a DIY stamp out of some sponge and a recycled cardboard tube. Just glue the sponge onto anything basically that will act as a handle for you.
And stamp away…… moving across the surface of the stencil carefully until you have covered the entire page.
I wiped off the excess paint from the stencil and hung the page in the boiler room for an hour so it would be dry to use again if I wanted. If it hasn’t torn it can be reused!
And tada! once dry your hand stamped gift wrap is ready to make an impact for Valentines, Mother’s Day or anyday you are gifting someone special.
This post was kindly sponsored by Silhouette, all opinions about their service, the choice to support them, and the project itself are my own.
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