Hope everyone had a nice weekend! I spend the majority of it—probably like most of you—busy with holiday preparations, which of course included wrapping lots of gifts!
Like last year, I decided to forgo traditional store-bought paper in favor of my own handmade rendition. I had seen a similar stamping idea online a while ago and finally decided to try it out for myself. Using just some old white tissue paper, a stalk of celery and some left over acrylic paints, I was able to create the pretty floral paper you see above. Here's how you can do the same...
Step 1: cut a stalk of celery approximately 3 inches from the base to create your stamp. Make sure to keep the knife perpendicular to the counter and cut in one straight chop to create a level stamping surface. The cut half should resemble a rose, like in the photo on the right.
Step 2: pour some acrylic paint on a paper plate and dip your stamp into the paint. You may want to test the stamp on a paper towel first to determine your desired consistency. I used a mix of heavy and light paint consistencies and scattered them randomly across the tissue paper.
Step 3: you can also layer different colors on top of one another to give the flowers more dimension, or use several colors for a multi-hued effect. Once finished with your design, let dry and wrap gifts as usual!
All images via Dream & Dress