I decided to do something a little different for my school books this year – making my wrapping paper so I can have prints I love. Since its the festive season too, and wrapping paper is expensive, here are a few fun ways with brown paper that are cost-effective and classy.
You will need:
- Craft knife
- Paint (I chose black acrylic)
- Paint brush
- Brown paper
Lay down some newspaper before you start – brown paper is quite thin and the prints you make may bleed through onto the surface under your paper.
Tape your sheet of brown paper down. Mix the paint with a little bit of water and load your brush. Flick the brush and the paint should leave splatter prints on the paper. Leave to dry.
Carve a shape out of an eraser. A potato works fine too. Paint one side and press it onto the paper to make a print. Leave to dry.
Choose a leaf that has a definitive vein pattern. Paint the back of it, and gently press it onto the sheet of paper. Repeat it in a pattern you like. Leave to dry.
Its really quick and simple. I love the monochrome, but if colour is your vibe, use different paints.
Hope you’ll try it out!