Making Wrapping Paper

Christmas does seem to involve a lot of spending of money on items that essentially just get thrown away…one such item is wrapping paper…I dread to think how much I’ve spent on that over the years! I have noticed, however, that certain mail order companies use loads of packing paper in their delivery boxes…so, over the last few months I have been saving this paper as a means to making my own wrapping paper.

Some of the packing paper I have been hoarding:
Packing paper

Gelli plate, brayer and paint for creating backgrounds:
Gelli plate, brayer and paint
Stamps (mix of homemade and shop bought) and ink pads for creating foregrounds:
Stamps and ink pads
Some of the results:
Thank you for looking!

10 Responses to "Making Wrapping Paper"

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  1. Henriette

    November 28, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    Beautiful, original and personal wrapping paper ! I’m playing everyday with my gelliplate since 2 year and enjoying it so much. It’s never boring and very often I have the most surprising results. I use cheap Ikea paper on a big rol for wrapping paper. Regards Henriette

    • min

      November 29, 2013 at 5:00 pm

      Thank you Henriette, I love your work xxx

  2. Andrea Ellison Photography

    November 28, 2013 at 9:21 pm

    oh you clever clever sausage

    • min

      November 29, 2013 at 5:01 pm

      Nah, just a bit skint 😉 Thank you for looking xxx

  3. Gez

    November 28, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    Wow! These are beautiful ♥♥

    Thank you for sharing, hugs Gez xx

    • min

      November 29, 2013 at 5:02 pm

      Thank you Gez, I need to pop over and visit your blog soon xxx

  4. Stuart Webster

    November 29, 2013 at 8:06 am

    I have loads of that paper at home + paint + ink + three printers (kids) + potatoes = Saturday afternoon sorted.

    Thank you Amanda once again your awesome creativity and beautiful photos have inspired me.

    Peace xx

    • min

      November 29, 2013 at 5:03 pm

      Have fun, I love the messiness and unpredictability of mono printing xxx

  5. tamarisktTeresa

    December 1, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    This is awesome!

  6. The Journal Center

    December 3, 2013 at 4:40 am

    Love it!