Use your art journal pages as gift wrap

Use your art journal pages as gift wrap

Use your art journal pages as gift wrap 650 461 Consie Sindet

If you have a small present to give, why not make it extra special by using one of your art journal pages as the gift wrap?

Use your art journal pages as gift wrap for that extra special touch! • #artjournal #giftwrap #wrapping paperNow I’m not suggesting you use the actual pages! Although you certainly could if you wanted.

Use your art journal pages as gift wrap for that extra special touch! • #artjournal #giftwrap #wrapping paperThe page I decided to use is Washi taped into my Documented Life Project journal from 2014 and is only 4″x8″. It is also super dimensional with lots of layers glued down on the watercolor paper.

Use your art journal pages as gift wrap for that extra special touch! • #artjournal #giftwrap #wrapping paperWhat I did instead of using the actual page was make an enlarged color color of my work (about 200%) on regular 8.5″x11″ copy paper. It was the perfect size for my present…a set of water brushes for an eight year old budding artist.

Use your art journal pages as gift wrap for that extra special touch! • #artjournal #giftwrap #wrapping paperAfter choosing which copy I liked best, I trimmed off the white edges, wrapped my gift and adding a bunch of colorful curling ribbon. This is such an easy way to make one-of-a-kind gift wrap and to add that extra touch to your gift giving!

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  • Valerie-Jael February 27, 2015 at 2:16 pm

    Wonderful idea! Valerie

  • Kathy Gledsdale February 27, 2015 at 2:26 pm

    Lovely and so colourful.

  • Lisa Isabella Russo February 27, 2015 at 3:03 pm

    What a wonderful idea to add a very personal touch to your packaging! Beautiful choice.

  • Joy Corcoran February 27, 2015 at 5:34 pm

    Great idea! I think if I received a gift in that paper, I’d feel like the paper was a gift, too. I’d save it in my own journal. 🙂

    • Consie Sindet March 1, 2015 at 5:13 pm

      Thanks, Joy! I would save it, too! I love having paper like that to put down as a background or some element.

  • Maggie Frihart February 27, 2015 at 6:10 pm

    wonderful idea , love it

  • Mari February 27, 2015 at 6:39 pm

    Accurate, and great presentation.Saludos

  • JaneEllen February 27, 2015 at 7:00 pm

    Wow Consie your gift wrap is so pretty, great idea to share your talents. Lucky kid to get those blending brushes. I can remember driving all over place around area we lived in KY looking for some. Bought one then never used it. duh.
    Looks like you keep up your talents and art all the time, that’s always a great idea, keep the creative juices flowing and current. You are so talented, your journal pages show that.
    After getting ready for a craft show middle of Dec. then trying to clean up mess in house, finish holiday prep I just got in slump, can’t seem to get enthusiasm back yet.
    Think Spring weather will help, being cooped up in house seems to do it every year.Not a bad winter here but it’s dreary so much. I did make few things for Valentines Day but not like I used to. Been having mega computer problems. Got a new 8.1 before holidays but boy is it a trial for me, got old 7 out and using it. Had problem with internet connection, cable was run under rug in our mudroom where we have our pc’s. Guess cable got bad spots wasn’t transmitting. Will get 8.1 out again and try to figure it out more soon. Had to wait til Wed. 25th. (SS payday) to get new cable that goes from router to my pc. Daughter said she’d come over on Saturday to help me get printer installed correctly. Sure hope so. Is it cold/snowy where you are? Have forgotten where you live, sorry. Happy weekend

    • Consie Sindet March 1, 2015 at 5:18 pm

      Hey, JaneEllen! Thanks for stopping by! Yes, it is cold and snowy here in NJ. It is currently snowing as I write this…another 6 inches…joy! I cannot wait for spring!!!

  • Carol Samsel February 28, 2015 at 12:54 am

    Brilliant idea!!! I actually have a small gift I need to wrap this weekend so you know where I’ll be heading 🙂

  • Jamie March 5, 2015 at 11:21 am

    What a beautiful idea!! Even the wrapping would mean a lot with a gift like this. I love it!

  • Hollie March 5, 2015 at 3:54 pm

    That’s a really great idea! I’ve kept an art journal for years so I’ve got plenty to work with!

  • Corinne March 8, 2015 at 11:24 am

    What a beautiful way to make a gift more personal! Thank you for linking it up at This Is How We Roll Thursday.

  • Eliza March 30, 2015 at 8:22 am

    What a wonderful idea 🙂 I love that you printed them off on A3 paper and used that too – what a marvelous idea… time for me to get the watercolors out I think!

    Thanks for the inspiration and thanks for contributing to The Sunday Brunch Magazine 🙂

    All the best,

    Eliza & Bel xx

  • JKW April 9, 2015 at 10:15 am

    Excellent Idea. Love the artwork. I did that one year with a butchers brown paper roll and paper bags. Blessings, Janet PPF/DLP (PS. Love the pillow [in the sidebar] is that paint on fabric?)

    • Consie Sindet April 14, 2015 at 3:34 pm

      Thanks, Janet! The pillow in the sidebar is from Society6. I paint the designs on paper, scan them in and the company makes the pillows with my designs on the fabric.

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