Tuesday, November 28, 2017

finger painted wrapping paper

If you've followed me for a while, you will know that I love making handmade wrapping paper during the holidays. And I REALLY love finding simple ways to create that paper. I thought it would be fun to kick off the holiday season with one of my favorite ways to make simple and colorful floral wrapping paper- using your fingers! The best part is that this project is easy and fun for all ages.

I like to use craft paper, white wrapping paper or butcher paper when I am creating my own wrapping paper. I used a roll of white butcher paper and smaller sheets of craft paper for this project.

To begin, select a few colors of acrylic paint.

Dip a finger into one color and begin creating simple and messy flowers. There is no need to get perfect or worry about details- this process is all about capturing the basic shape of a flower.

Keep in mind, the more you move those fingers around, the more expressive the flowers will be.

Add a few simple stems or leaves around those flowers- this will really complete any simple flower.

And then begin filling that surface. Lucy went wild with all kinds of colorful rose inspired shapes on a smaller pieces of craft paper.

And I filled large pieces of butcher paper with colorful flowers.

An afternoon of messy fun and a little collection of really pretty paper!

Looking for more inspiration for handmade wrapping?


stefanie stark said...

I love the paper! It‘s BEAUTIFUL!

Hanne Valkoinenleinikki-blogi said...

So beautiful, I like!

Dorlene Durham said...

What a fun way to get messy and so beautiful!

karrie said...

Great idea! I'm going to try this with my boys. Thank you for sharing your beautiful art!

Bonnie Lecat said...

Terrific ideas! Thanks for sharing:) I can't wait to try these.

Megan said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing. I will definitely give this a try. :)

Ann Martin said...

Thanks for the nice idea, Alisa! I shared your post via my most recent newsletter and it's proving to be a popular link. :)


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