I love making my own wrapping paper…I think it started when we used the Sunday comics to wrap presents when I was a kid. I’ll stamp, paint, draw, or do all three to transform plain paper (usually brown kraft) into something fun. Even if I don’t do something with the paper, I’ll create an interesting fold or accessory in wrapping the gift. This year I had the time to make some paper for my sweetie’s Valentine’s Day gift…
I painted large hearts, then drew small ones with gelly pens, added stickles dots and white enamel accent highlights.
I forgot to think about how small the gift box was and probably should have made the large hearts smaller and a smaller “pattern” overall. But I added more “sketched” white enamel accent hearts and placed the curling ribbon over an empty spot. Overall I’m pleased, though it’s not my best, I had fun and it was all done with love!
Happy Valentine’s Day!