Hand Made Touch for Chrissy

20 Dec 2015

As Christmas draws closer I thought it would be fun to add a personal touch to my wrapping paper this year!

To make my Chrissy paper:
• Butchers Paper – purchased from ikea (around $6)
• Black Ink – I’ve used Sumi ink which I already had at home. You can purchase some from Daiso for around $3
• Number 2 rounded brush (around $6)

I have used 3 different versions of my sumi ink to create depth and movement throughout the paper:
• Straight Sumi Ink (nothing added at all)
• Half water/half Sumi Ink
• Two thirds Water/ One third Sumi Ink

Switching from the 3 types of ink and sizes of lettering, write onto your piece of paper (cut off to the size that is most comfortable for you. Feel free to use as much or a little as you need of the paper. If you make to much you can always use for next year!) a Christmas phrase. For my paper I have chosen to write ‘Merry Christmas’. Use various sizing and styles (script, uppercase, lowercase) to cover your whole piece of paper. Don’t be afraid if you drop ink onto your paper or write over words, it all adds to the design (and I personally love ink splats)!

Once you have completed covering your paper leave to dry.


littlehoothoot is the design work of Sydney based designer Bec Conlon. A passionate lover of type and all things design.

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