Thursday, November 18, 2010


Step 1)  Cut open a brown paper bag so that it lays relatively flat.  You can use either the printed side or the blank reverse (I used the printed in my example because I really loved the design). 
Step 2)  Put paint (any color you want) onto your tray/plate (you may need to brush it around so that it's not all in one lump).  Take your prepared celery stamp and dip it into your paint.  Check and be sure that it's fully coated.
Step 3)  Press your stamp down onto your paper with steady even pressure.  Be sure not to rock it from side to side or let it slide around.  Lift off your paper with a smooth motion.
Step 4)  Repeat as desired.  In the image I am stamping an area intended for gift tags, so I chose to make more than one print so that I could cut several tags from it.
Step 5)  Once your stamp has dried (if you're impatient like me, you can dry it with a hairdryer on a low setting) use craft punches to cut out your tags.  Punch at the top with a standard hole punch (so you can string twine through it later).
Step 6)  Using tissue paper or other gift wrap sized paper, repeat steps above until paper is covered in as many stamps as you like.  TIP: For tissue and other thin papers, be sure to place a scrap piece of paper beneath the sheet you are working on in case some of the paint comes through.  If you use more than one celery stock you can overlay colors for a really cool effect.
Step 7)  Allow paper to dry completely and then wrap up your gifts.
Step 8)  Embellish as you like!

{Created by Creature Comforts}


Sean and Lori said...

Celery who would have thought!

maria said...

WOW! this my dear is GENIUS! I love it- It makes such a beautiful flower :)