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Making your own gift wrap is fun, easy and fairly inexpensive. The snowflake stamp is made by using an eraser. It just takes time to print the patterns, but, your family and friends will love that you created it for them!

Step 1: Supplies

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you will need erasers, I like to use gum erasers 2"X1"X1" (I buy them from SAX, their brand, they are Sax gum art erasers, a doz. cost about $6.00)
larg sheets of light weight paper, your choice of color
small wooden scrap of wood
plexi (to roll ink)
lino cutting tool

Step 2: Erasers

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Design snowflake with erasers

Step 3: Draw pattern

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Use the sharpie to draw the snowflake pattern design on the erasers

Step 4: Cut design

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Use lino cutting tool to cut design into erasers. Cut over sharpie marks, then you can add extra detail.

Step 5: Practice stamp print

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when all designs are cut, practice a stamp print with each eraser section to be sure the design is cut to your liking.
Roll ink on plexi.

Step 6: Press stamp

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gently press stamp sections into ink that has been rolled onto plexi. If you dont have a roller or plexi you can paint the ink onto your stamp, however, this takes a very long time.

Step 7: Stamp sample

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stamp gently onto paper, check each section of your snowflake. You may need to cut some lines deeper or add more detail.

Step 8: Stamp sample

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gently press and lift, dont smear. you are printing with the stamp, not painting.

Step 9: Print all stamps

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Step 10: Create stamp

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When you are happy with each eraser design arrange them on the wood scrap and using elmers glue them into the pattern you like.
I use a wood scrap because it doesnt give under pressure like a piece of cardboard might, plus when you clean your stamp the wood can take the water, cardboard would not.

Step 11: Stamping gift wrap

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Roll more ink onto plexi and press entire stamp area into the ink.

Step 12: Stamp

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gently print your image onto your selection of wrapping paper. create your pattern.

Step 13: Stamp stamp stamp

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Step 15: Wrap it up!

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Step 16: Card design

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Another option is to use your stamp to create a greeting card

Step 17: Gift Tag

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or a gift tag

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I love the inverse stamping look! It especially looks nice just white on the bold colored paper :)
thanks...I also like to use gold or silver inks on Black, severe but beautiful.
Also, you should enter this into the Holiday Gifts Contest!
okay thanks
doodlecraft2 years ago
Okay, I love the stamping...but your penmanship is gorgeous! It's not very often I see a fellow calligrapher! :)
I second it... her penmanship is beautiful!
Susan Cirigliano (author)  shazni2 years ago
Thank You very much
Susan Cirigliano (author)  doodlecraft2 years ago
Thanks! Yes indeed Calligraphy is truly a dying art!
scoochmaroo2 years ago
I love it! This is fantastic
poofrabbit2 years ago
Looks great! Same however, those are my favorite erasers, lol. :)
Susan Cirigliano (author)  poofrabbit2 years ago
I know...they are perfect ...they Give AND they Take Away!