Make Cupid Valentines Day Wrapping Paper For Your Loved One
I really love making personalised wrapping papers. Especially for Valentine's day. As it feels like going the extra mile to show a loved one how much you care. Obviously, you can do any design that you like. I have chosen cupids for something a little bit different this year. But hearts or roses would also look lovely.
Gift wrap is a really simple and fun project to make. Get your children involved and make more valentines day wrapping paper than you need. Keep spare for next year.
Stuff You Need For Valentines Day Wrapping Paper
- Plain Wrapping Paper
- Acrylic Paints in Red Oxide and Gold
- Cupid Design
- Sheet of Acetate
- Black Marker Pen
- Craft Knife
- Cutting Mat
- Stencil Brush
- Small Paint Roller
- Cupid Rubber Stamp
The Stencil Method For Painting Wrapping Paper
Firstly, if you decide to use the stencil method to make your gift wrap, place the cupid design under a sheet of acetate and draw around the picture using a black marker pen. Then cut it out with the craft knife to make your stencil.
Next, stencil the cupid design onto the plain wrapping paper using the red oxide acrylic paint and a brush. Leave it to dry completely. Then use the stencil again, placing it slightly off centre, and use the gold paint to add a kind of shadow effect.
The Stamp Method For Painting Valentines Day Wrapping Paper
Then, if you are also using the rubber stamp method, put some red oxide paint onto a tile, and use the paint roller to coat the stamp in paint. Stamp the design onto the plain wrapping paper. Then once dry, overprint using the same technique with the gold paint.
Valentines Day Wrapping Paper Conclusion
What is it about the rustic homemade look that really works so well for wrapping paper and Valentines day too. Homemade just add an extra level of special to any moment. We are all so well programmed now to recognise mass produced items. That when you see something made by someone, it really stands out.
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