Martice Smith II who is the creative director of Martice Smith II has established herself as a freelance Illustrator and graphic designer after receiving her Bachelor of Arts Degree. Below is her tutorial on how to make a gift wrap while using Intricate Paper Stencils:
- Put your tools together and if you have used watercolors, water-soluble pencil or any other water-based mediums spray 1-2 light coatings of varnish. This will result to sealing and prevent bleeding or mixing of colors on your stencils.
- There’s no need to work on large areas unless your stencils are very large so position your stencils on craft paper. Do not clutter too much of your stencils
- Apply spray adhesive and this should be done from outside because of the strong fumes. Each stencil should be sprayed individually with even layers of adhesive
- Generously apply Mod Podge® directly to the stencils with a large, bristle brush or a foam brush.
- Let them dry ad trim the excess and a 15 minutes should be good timing to allow drying.
- Continue adding more of your intricate paper stencils if so far you love what you have already done. Once you are done cut off what you need to wrap a package or you can re-roll the kraft paper.
You are now ready to wrap your gifts and you can start the process all over again.