A little late with today's tutorial, apologises for that. We made a trip to the shopping centre this morning (big mistake) we ended up being there all day stuck in queues. Anyway enough about that, I want to forget the Christmas shopping madness for now and chill out in front of the box for the rest of the evening. Before I do though I have a simple yet very effective little tutorial to share with you.
Have I ever told you how amazing Polystyrene is? Well if I haven't before I about to. It is AMAZING!! It is so lightweight, cheap and easy to get your hands on but it makes a fantastic material for hand carving stamps out of! Who knew?! While indulging in some Chinese takeaway last weekend I knew exactly what I would use this magically material for around the Christmas period. Whipping up some hand stamped wrapping paper.
Polystyrene (such as an old takeaway container, washed)
Pen or pencil
Roll of brown Kraft paper
Yarn or ribbon (optional)
I then used some red and green acrylic paint to stamp the image in rows on the Kraft paper. After I allowed the wrapping paper to dry completely, it was ready to use!
You can see the rest of the Twelve Makes of Christmas here:
TTMC Day 1 - Felt Star Garland
TTMC Day 2 - Festive Twig Votive
TTMC Day 3 - Beaded Wire Ornament
TTMC Day 4 - Magazine Wreath
TTMC Day 5 - Cranberry Orange Scones
TTMC Day 6 - 80's Inspired Festive Earrings
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and might give it ago. Better late than never!