Handmade Wrapping Paper

hand printed gift wrap

Things you may need:
Your wood block stamp ~ ink pad, ink or paint ~ paper,  ~ sponge or paint roller, ~ old
towel, cloth, ~ Cleaning items.

Directions for use:
(Note: If using ink pad, simply dip press on ink pad and then press to paper.)

  1. Find a nice flat, smooth area for your paper/item that you are going to print on. Sometimes the print will work better if you have a towel,newspaper or sponge under it to give a bit of bounce (you will have to experiment).
  2. Apply some ink (or paint) to your roller (or sponge). Be careful not to have too much ink/paint on your roller/sponge as you will clog the carved out areas of your wood block.
  3. Coat the wood block with an even layer of ink (or paint).
  4. Press the inked wood block onto the paper with your hands using even pressure.
  5. Carefully lift the wood block off the paper (or printed item) and admire your mark making from your beautiful wood block stamp print work.
  6. Repeat several times creating a patten on your paper.
  7. Now you have some beautiful handmade wrapping paper to wrap your gifts.

handmade gift wrap using wood block print stamps.

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