Washi and Lino Christmas Wrapping – West Side of the Atlantic

Now that the bulk of the festivities are over, I’ve finally gotten around to posting the outcome of part two of my present-wrapping extravaganza. This is what I made for my wrapping paper for Christmas in my hometown of Allentown, PA, USA.

I used two of the same stamps from the UK Christmas, but they started to get very clogged up with dried acrylic from me not cleaning them quickly enough. Not a major surprise, given what my kitchen normally looks like. I went out and bought some incredible lino called ‘Speedy-Carve‘ which did exactly what it said on the tin– and the rubbery-texture was perfect for printing! Here’s what stamps I used for this round.

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Then, using both found paper and some coloured roll paper purchased at Target, I printed the stamps using acrylic paint.

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Finished off the wrapping by using an assortment of Washi paper tapes. I bought this year’s collection at A.C. Moore, as I left my excellent Paperchase collection in London! I also re-used last years left over letter tags, which you can read about here.

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Here’s how the final gifts came out on Christmas morning.

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Hope you had a happy holiday, and if you want to say “Hi” I’m on twitter @makingthemarrow

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