Haven't we all sometimes wished that our gifts be unique and custom made? Today I'll share with you how you could make a gift extra special with these handmade gift wrapping pattern paper ideas.
Below is the list of material required before be begin the process.
Paper Sheets (120 gsm)
Stamps (of your choice)
Embossing powder (EP)
Anti Static powder tool
Brush (to brush off stray EP)
Various colour Ink pads
1. I started with the sheet of paper (120 gsm). I used a cake slice stamp and also the sentiment for this Pattern paper as I wanted to later turn it into a small box (with Origami) on a Birthday theme. I used few different colours to stamp the cake. Then, I used the eraser end of a pencil and put similar colour polka dots around, along with few gold embossed polka dots.
2. I took a contrasting paper (120 gsm) and used the same eraser end of a pencil to heat emboss golden polka dots. I made sure to brush off extra powder as finger prints on the paper may attract embossing powder. I suggest, that as you work your way across the sheet keep using anti-static powder to keep static away.
3. Similarly, I used different stamps to create a pattern. For the snowflakes, I used white embossing powder and for paisley, I used champagne embossing powder. Pretty simple, right!
With my pretty papers, I thought of making a favour box. The darker paper shall be the bottom part so the size of the two sheet varies by 0.5 cm. You can change dimensions, just remember that both the sheets are square with half a centimetre difference.
1. I took a sheet that measured 22x22 cms.
2. Folded it in half.
3. Folded again to make it a quarter fold.
4. Then I opened and brought the four edges together at the middle.
5. Then I bought the outer edges and folded at a 1/4th distance at all the sides.
6. Then I opened my folds, brought two opposite sides together and tucked in the two open opposite sides.
7. Tucked in both the sides and made edges of the box.
8. Similarly, I did with the bottom part, just that the size was 21.5 x 21.5 cms.
9. I assembled them together and my paper savour box was ready.
A4 Sized Pattern paper
1. Firstly, I folded the sheet at two places at a distance of 2 cms, that is - on only one side length and breadth.
2. Then I folded the sheet at the middle, in half.
3. I stuck the folded end with Glue at the breadth side of the sheet.
4. Then, I folded up from the bottom at a distance of 4 cms.
5. I opened the folded part and tucked-in the sides as shown in the picture.
6. Then, I folded the upper and the lower flaps and made them overlap at the middle. Later, I stuck the flaps together with the glue.
7. At the length, I folded the bag at about 3 cms and made a good crease.
8. Now, I punched the holes and put the ribbon through it for the handles.
I did a similar bag with the snowflakes pattern paper too.
Hope you will try to do something similar, and put to use your stamps in this creative way. All the material mentioned above are available at Rainbow Craftykari Store and you can also pre-order by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
How are you today? This is Khushboo here, back with another round of Inspiration Post at Rainbow Craftykari.
Often times we strive to create our projects that look different from others. All in an attempt to maintain uniqueness. But with a pre-defined set of embellishments available in the market, our projects end up with similar elements. What fun it would be if we could create our own embellishments?
This post is all about creating your own 'Art Tiles' that are not limited by colours, styles or materials!
Let's take a look at some of the art tiles that I created, and then move on to a brief on how I made them!
Brief Steps for creating 'Art Tiles':
Take your medium weight chipboard and cut it into a square (1x1 inch) and rectangle pieces (1.5x1 inch). Gesso some of the pieces with white and/or black gesso.Cut and stick some pattern paper of the same size as your chipboard pieces - these will be your base before you start stamping.
Collect a variety of intricate stamps and start stamping randomly on your pieces. It could be any motif - butterflies, scripts, flowers, etc. Don't forget to stamp sentiments on some of your tiles too!
Take some coordinating distress inks and ink up the hell outa these tiles! Throw in some color, make the stamps pop!
To add some mystery and class, distress the sides of the tile with Black Soot Distress Ink or Black Archival Ink. It absolutely brings out the beauty of every element on your tile!
You can leave some tiles plain, or you can add rhinestones, flowers and glitters on some - like I've done.
Now comes the fun part - Glossy Accents! Lay your tile on a flat surface and cover it entirely with Glossy Accents. Don't be a miser! Use the GA luxuriously - coz once it dries, it'll give a glassy/raised/embossed effect to the whole tile.
Let it dry completely for a few hours - and voila! Your tiles are set to be added to your projects!
Black Archival Ink
Hope you guys enjoyed my creations. Can't wait to see how you add your own twist to this!
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