It's so easy to make a beautiful watercolor pattern on paper and then replicate it at a copy shop!

I've ALWAYS loved to make my own giftwrap.  When I was a boy I'd use materials from around the house, waked paper, the comics section of the newspaper, or brown craft paper from shopping bags.  This project is really nice because you can get that beautiful watercolor effect that's so popular right now.

This paper pairs well with this easy dip-dye ribbon.

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You will need:

watercolors

brush

paper

access to your local copy-shop

  1. Use your watercolors and brush and paint beautiful and random strokes all over your paper.
  2. Allow to dry completely.
  3. Go to your local copy shop and make color copies of your papers. It's very fun to enlarge the image a bit as it makes the brushstrokes larger and more exagerated.
  4. When you return home, use your papers to wrap presents!

TIP:

If you don't have watercolor paints easily available, you could always use fabric dye painted on paper.

It's so easy to make a beautiful watercolor pattern on paper and then replicate it at a copy shop!
Photography by Paul "Sweet Paul" Lowe

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