Wednesday, December 08, 2010
One of the things I'm doing this year is using my handcarved stamps to make custom wrapping paper. I bought a roll of craft paper because I love the way ink looks stamped on it's smooth brown surface.
I carved a snowflake stamp made up of my initials. I thought I was being so clever and then the thought occurred to me that if it is going on a gift, it should probably be their initials. Oh well, they probably won't catch the whole initial thing anyway.
Your stamps need not be perfect. Remember my motto: There is charm in everything imperfect.
Keep in mind that, although I drew and carved my stamps, you can always use ones you buy. But if you are feeling adventurous and you'd like to try your hand at carving, you can watch the tutorial video in the side bar.