Hi there! I received a YUMMY box of CLAG PAINTS from BOSTIK to try out. Oh, MAN! I was in messy hands heaven:)
Now, officially they're children's paints....but - hey! That never stopped a scrapper, right? So, getting into the Christmas groove [yes, I may have been in it for most of the year, LOL!!!]...I thought I'd have a bit of fun creating some Chrissy paper!
I'm fond of brown paper. The stuff you get in rolls...so I unrolled a big long piece onto the floor & using a variety of implements - paper towel roll, credit card [old!], brushes...I randomly added some white paint:
Once the white paint had dried, I added some red to get into the Christmas spirit - drawing large stars all over.
Until it looked like this:
I reckon kids would LOOOVE to help you do this! It would be a fun holiday activity.....maybe give each one a colour & an implement, with a different long run of paper...then swap until you have lovely coloured patterned papers!
Anyways....because this is a really big sheet of paper, by the time you actually cut & wrap the pressies, this is the effect you achieve. I was really happy with it:)
Have you ever done the
PAPER BAG WRAP?
Yup, the humble, plain ole paper bag makes easy wrapping for smaller presents! For this I used the white & green CLAG paints, along with my stencils:
A rule of thumb is to use LARGER stencils and LIGHTER colours first....
Then the smaller star stencil with the green....
which I applied randomly, then in clusters of 3, then ON the white stars!!
Lots of different effects:)
I only decorate one side - it looks fine:) You can cut the bag size down to fit your present:
Finally, here are the presents finished:
This is a lovely, personalised gift wrapping idea & also a cheap alternative! I hope you give it a go:)
Thanks for looking & happy scrapping ~ Lizzy ♥♥♥
BOSTIK PRODUCTS USED:
Bostik Glu Tape [for present wrapping:)]