I’ve been working on a holiday wrapping paper design to package my Etsy sales. I started with screen printing and I’ve decided it’s a bit over engineered for just wrapping paper. My next attempt was rubber stamping. Stamping was one of my first full blown craft hobbies. I still have a box of stamps from my early childhood that has seen heavy use. But I wanted to make my own unique design so my wrapping paper was truly one of a kind.
Inspired by my sketched and watercolored string of lights that is decorating the Pop Craft Etsy shop banner, I recreated the light string by carving it out of a block of rubber. Then I rolled on a bit of ink and worked the lights into strings across the width of my wrapping paper. After the ink dried I watercolored each light so it looks like they’re glowing.
Does this wrapping paper beat the screen printed version? Yes. Has it satisfied my wrapping paper dreams… not quite. I might keep on the stamping route, but I see another attempt (or two) in my future.