Customize plain tissue paper and transform it into a unique wrapping paper. This is an exciting activity for a group of “crafty” friends or kids. Gather the supplies and have everything ready before you begin this creative project. After the ink dries, you’ll have the perfect paper to stuff in a gift bag or just for wrapping an item.
Before you start, you’ll need these supplies:
- Poster board
- Gold or silver paint pad
- Rubber stamps
- Paper plate
- Tissue paper
- Hole punch
Personalize Tissue Paper
First, you need to place the posterboard on the tabletop to protect the tissue paper from dampness and the table from unwanted ink transfer. Give yourself plenty of room to lay the sheet flat and reach for the tools when you need them. You also need enough room to dry the sheets once you’ve finished personalizing them.
Pat the rubber stamps on the paint pad. Firmly press down on the pad using the rubber stamps. Pat the stamp on a paper plate to remove excess ink. Beginning at the upper left-hand corner of the paper, start stamping. Press the stamps down leaving three inches between the stamps. For variety, you could vary the sizes from large to small or the designs. You have to freshen the stamp with the inkpad every few stamps. Don’t forget to blot away the excess.
Try a simple horizontal pattern or just place stamps at random. Punch holes along the edges using a decorative hole punch. The paper should dry a few hours before you handle it. Remember to avoid over-saturating the tissue paper or it will tear.
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