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Create Hand-Printed Wrapping Paper

Personalise your wrapping paper so that the wrap is as much as a gift as the present. A slightly more advanced make but very straight forward and satisfying once you’ve got the knack.

 

You will need:

•    Speedball Speedy Carve rubber (or simply a large, flat eraser works too!)
•    A craft knife
•    A lino cutter (you can purchase these very cheaply from art and craft shops)
•    A Pencil and paper
•    An ink pad in your chosen colour
•    A roll of Kraft paper

 

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Have a think about your design – keep it simple. We simply drew around a glass to get two over lapping circles then only cut out half of each to get this modern shape.
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Cut around your shape carefully using the knife and then using the lino cutter, carve away the areas you don’t want to print.
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Bring the stamp pad to your stamp and dab all over to ensure the whole surface is covered with ink.
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Stamp away! You may want to line up the design or offset it as we did here.
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Wrap using your handmade paper and use coordinating ribbon. You can also stamp the design on a tag so that everything matches.

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