Today is a guest post DIY from Kristen Cella of Siamese Social Club. Kristen and her (feline) business partner, Bollini, make the most beautiful cat beds and toys together in their San Francisco studio. Their products are for design savvy cats and cat-loving people. Their feline goods are handcrafted to fit your modern life, but more importantly, your discerning cat.
You may have seen on my Instagram when I reshared the beautifully stamped tissue paper Kristen made for her packages with her custom stamp. As soon as I saw it I wanted to see how she had gotten that pattern so perfect. So here you can see step by step how to make your own stamped tissue paper! This project is a brilliant (and affordable) way to personalize your packages for your business, yourself or gifts! Now I am going to let Kristen take it away!!
Using stamps to create patterned tissue paper is a great way to make your own unique packaging. And it also happens to be super easy to do!
What you will need:
Start by creating a template for your pattern. I chose to print my pattern on a large poster-sized piece of paper, but you can easily mark your pattern on a large piece of paper with marker or tape. Or, if you want a more unique pattern, skip the template all together and simply wing it!
Next, prepare your tissue paper by gently ironing out any creases (use the lowest temperature setting). I find that it is works best to iron three sheets of paper at the same time.
Once you’ve covered your paper, allow the ink to fully dry and you’re done! To store your paper, place between two large sheets of paper (for some added thickness and protection) and roll into a tube.