Make your own wrapping paper.

This post goes all the way back to November. Often when we think of seasonal gift wrapping our minds go straight to decorated trees and snowmen. But who says that you can’t create beautiful, nontraditional holiday wrapping using some of your favorite n*Studio art supplies? Let’s break out our artfoamies and stamps and create some one of a kind paper!

Roll of brown kraft paper
Mini clam hex foam stamp
Master’s Touch acrylic in emerald green
6×6 gel plate
Ranger Ink Letter it Metallic marker
Ranger Ink Black archival ink
Ranger Ink Distress ink in black soot
mini blending tools
The Crafter’s Workshop Platinum modeling paste
NStudio Small Circle Jumble stamp set – Circle Drive Negative Small
Ranger Distress Tag #8
Gelly Roll Pen Black 06
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Start with an inexpensive roll of kraft paper. I found mine at a local dollar store. Lay the paper down on a flat surface and tape down the corners and edges with painters tape. This will help keep the paper from rolling up as you work. Brayer out some paint onto your gel plate and press your artfoamie into the paint. I am using Nat’s mini clam hex foam stamp. Now firmly press the stamp onto your kraft paper.
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Repeat this process creating whatever design you wish.
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Add some pizzazz and additional interest with metallic markers. I have added dashed lines with my silver Letter It Metallic Marker by Ranger.
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What would a beautifully wrapped package be without a gift tag? Start with a #8 mixed media tag. Apply the same emerald green paint onto the tag in a haphazard fashion using a mini blending tool.
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Thinly apply platinum modeling paste with a dry coarse bristled brush in some areas of your tag. You can continue to layer the green acrylic and platinum modeling paste until you achieve an affect you like.
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Add black soot distress ink around the edges and throughout the tag to add additional interest.
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Next, stamp a few of the negative circle drive small stamps from the Small Circle Jumble Stamp Set – don’t forget to add the ornament topper. Draw a few strings from the ornaments and add a little silver highlights.
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