Wednesday, February 25, 2009


A great use for hand carved rubber stamps
is printing your own gift wrapping paper.
I love how the white ink looks
on Kraft paper.


51 Lovely Comments:

Blogger mayaluna said...

This is gorgeous! White on brown paper is one of my favorite combinations. I've been using your tutorial for my first attempts at carved stamps this week and can't wait to try them out on wrapping paper. It's quite addicting! Wonderfully so! Thanks for the constant inspiration!

2/25/2009 7:14 AM  
Anonymous Mal* said...

Oh yes! I've done this before! Why pay money to have someone else make something that you can make yourself? Your paper looks wonderful.

I have been experimenting with wrapping this year. Some of the experiments are kind of out there, but they're still fun!

2/25/2009 7:14 AM  
Blogger Between Hitching Posts said...

Your gifts looks wonderfully delicious! I don't think a person could buy better looking gifts.

2/25/2009 7:28 AM  
Blogger Diana said...

Lovely! I like the simplicity of the white on brown.

2/25/2009 7:29 AM  
Blogger B said...

It's beautiful! I'll have to try this sometime.

2/25/2009 9:06 AM  
Blogger Chrissie Grace said...


2/25/2009 9:29 AM  
Blogger ola smith said...

All about it is perfect - from stamp itself to the final result... I can't stop staring at this... Great!

2/25/2009 9:46 AM  
Anonymous luanne said...

just found you through Artful Blogging mag. LOVE all your birds! and thanks for the great stamp carving tutorial, i took a mini-class a few years ago and now you've inspired me to get out my supplies and start making new stamps. yours are so lovely!

2/25/2009 9:52 AM  
Blogger Sam said...

We do printed wrapping paper too - it's so much fun and very satisfying seeing your own designs on the paper.
However, my stamps are nowhere near as beautiful and intricate as yours.

Lovely wrapping paper - it would be a shame to open it :-)

2/25/2009 10:05 AM  
Blogger MLou said...

Your work is gorgeous. You have a fantastic eye.

2/25/2009 10:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Acho maravilhosa a sua produção! Inspiradora sempre.
Jacyara Santini

2/25/2009 11:13 AM  
Anonymous Yvonne said...

Brilliant!! You always have such beautiful and inspiring ideas. I may have to copy this ;o)

2/25/2009 12:13 PM  
Anonymous mariana said...

Geninne: desde que descubrí tu blog entro todos los días a contemplar las cosas hermosas que haces!!
Saludos desde Buenos Aires!!

2/25/2009 12:19 PM  
Blogger Carlene said...

Sweet! Too pretty to open.


2/25/2009 12:32 PM  
Blogger Carrie said...

Very nice! I love that birdie stamp. I also noticed you stamped your pomegranate onto a moleskin journal. I'm planning on making a planting journal for my dad's birthday. I've just got to make some sort of "planty" stamp. I really like your different sized pot stamps. You can do so much with that! Thanks for all the stamp inspiration!

2/25/2009 1:44 PM  
Blogger Frizz said...

Ooooh I love it too!! You should try the stamp pattern on fabric using Spoonflower!!

I love it almost as much as your bird love print I just received. It's so gorgeous!! The paper it's on makes it look like an original. It very special to me!! Thank you!!!

I will blog about it very soon!!

2/25/2009 2:10 PM  
Blogger madisonava said...

where do you find your brown paper? everywhere I've looked seems to expensive...

2/25/2009 2:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I see your blog for the first time and i am very impressed about your work. Have you ever think to do fabric design? Yours birds are so cute. Bravo!

Brigitte from Québec

2/25/2009 3:11 PM  
Blogger lori vliegen said...

oh yes, i love this look, too! definitely the simpler, the better! :)

2/25/2009 3:11 PM  
Blogger Jourdan said...

Your designs always leave my jaw open. Simply lovely.

Q: What kind of ink do you use for your stamps (Normal stamp pads?)? Or is it just acrylic paint?

2/25/2009 3:39 PM  
Blogger Veroka said...


2/25/2009 4:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How beautiful. I love your bird stamps. I've done this for Christmas wrapping with snowflake stamps.

2/25/2009 6:32 PM  
Blogger *gemmifer* said...

So lovely, like all of your projects! You truly are incredibly talented. I love projects like this that combine my love of hand-carved stamps and my love of bird images.

I have a big roll of kraft wrap that I picked up at IKEA several years ago. I've only tried once to use my hand-carved stamps on it, a leaf design stamped in opaque inks. It wasn't as nice as yours, but not bad for a first try. You've inspired me to give it another try!

2/25/2009 8:52 PM  
Blogger lil kim said...

lovely idea indeed! I'm a big fan of brown paper + raffia wrapping, this takes it to a whole new level!

2/25/2009 9:25 PM  
Blogger Veda Murthy said...

simply mindblowing!

2/25/2009 9:51 PM  
Blogger flowerpress said...

Wonderful, I do love white on kraft. It would make beautiful fabric on unbleached linen!

2/25/2009 10:04 PM  
Blogger Pina said...

Everything that comes from your hands is so beautiful.

2/25/2009 11:38 PM  
Blogger May said...

Yours is so much cooler and prettier and tidier than mine!

2/26/2009 2:32 AM  
Blogger Doda said...

Hi Geninne. This looks gorgeous!
I'm sure many of us would be delighted if you give a few short tips on how to ink your stamps using acrylic ink. :-))

2/26/2009 6:59 AM  
Blogger elizabeth said...

I love the white on brown, too. And any wrapping paper that works well on small packages is a great paper indeed.

2/26/2009 7:55 AM  
Blogger Brittany Noel said...

What a great idea! I Have to go carve a stamp now! I love the white on brown. I've printed white on unbleached linen before and love the effect.

2/28/2009 8:42 AM  
Blogger Marie-Eve said...

So beautiful, so airy and fresh! And well made... wow. You are best served by yourself, isn't it?

3/01/2009 3:57 PM  
Anonymous Suzy said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!!

3/04/2009 9:21 PM  
Blogger krissy said...

thank you so much for this tutorial. i found you via whip up and i can't wait to give it a try!!

3/05/2009 3:44 PM  
Blogger hmstrjam said...

so beautiful, i love this!!

3/05/2009 3:46 PM  
Blogger Tereza Crump aka MyTreasuredCreations said...

this is gorgeous!! congrats to being an Etsy featured seller. What ink did you use to stamp? acrylic ink?? Tereza

3/05/2009 10:31 PM  
Blogger Juddie said...

Mmmmm - I love the colour selection.

3/06/2009 4:32 AM  
Blogger Julie said...


Home made wrapping paper is the best!

I really like your tutorials on making stamps. This seemed like so much fun - I went to buy linoleum cutters and can`t wait to start making stamps. The thought of re-use my own design over and over again on letters, as a "logo", as decoration - it will be so much fun! And I think your artwork is awesome and joyfull.

3/07/2009 4:49 PM  
Blogger Julie Illustration said...

I`m sorry if it turnes out I`ve already written you a comment here, but I can`t find it. Anyway - great tutorials on how to make stamps! I`ve bought linoleum cutters and I`m ready to make stamps :) I have gone through a lot of your pictures and they are so nice and joyfull. And this wrapping paper is lovely.
Keep up the good work


3/07/2009 5:04 PM  
Anonymous Nilla said...

Geninne, your blog and your work is beutiful! Take care.

3/11/2009 10:43 AM  
Anonymous Christy in OH said...

I am loving this wrapping paper idea! I'm weary of commercialized looking wrap for gifts-this is just perfect and looks refreshingly homemade/natural. I love it.

3/18/2009 8:08 AM  
Blogger posie handmade said...

I would love to receive a gift wrapped up with such love! Thank you so much for your great tutorial for stamp making - I have a link to it on my blog.
x nadine
little lovelies

3/31/2009 2:02 AM  
Anonymous Bethany said...

oh very cute!

4/03/2009 10:06 AM  
Blogger campis said...

hi geninne, great blog, read somewhere you live at mexico, just wondeering, where do you buy white stamping ink here and... have you found carving blocks at mexico? not linoleum but rubber ones? sorry for bothering, Im very interested.
thanks a lot
Vanessa Rocha

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I know this is an old post, but just had to say - STUNNING! I absolutely love the images you created and the way you laid out both photographs. Truly inspirational; thanks!

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