Thursday, December 10, 2015

Handmade Holidays Day 4 with Miriam Schulman

Welcome to Day 4 of Handmade Holidays!  Every day this week, you'll find unique art and craft ideas.    Remember that every post has a giveaway, and all the comments for all the days count!  I'll be picking all the winners after 11AM EST on Saturday, so make sure to check out all the Handmade Holidays posts!

creative gift wrapping ideas | handmade wrapping paper tutorialToday, we welcome guest blogger Miriam Schulman!

Have you ever found yourself stuck without beautiful wrapping paper in the house?

Have no fear- all you need is a bit of acrylic paint, a stencil and a sprinkle of fairy dust to transform whatever paper you have in your house into something truly special. In this tutorial,  I'm going to share mixed media techniques that shows you how to embellish wrapping paper using  Jessica Sporn's Hamsa stamp and Five Hamsas Stencil.  (And of course, you can use stencils and stamps from your stash as well.)

creative gift wrapping ideas | handmade wrapping paper tutorial
creative gift wrapping ideas | handmade wrapping paper tutorial
Make all your packages extra special and show that you care with handmade wrapping paper.


In Case We Haven't Met Yet...

artist Miriam Schulman of @schulmanArt learn more at
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Hey, I'm Miriam Schulman and I create mixed media art to tell stories. I also teach other people how to craft their stories with art. I give them the techniques they need to get the results they desire which brings more joy to their lives. 

My art has been published by Somerset StudioArt of Man and the New York Times among others and collected by an international audience. When I'm not working on art in my studio, you'll find me in a museum spending time with friends or family. Explore my art at or join the fun at where you can find lots of free resources for artists.

Thank you Miriam!  I hope this post gave you some fun ideas. 

Giveaway alert! I am giving away a Rubbermoon Hamsa Stamp to a lucky commenter.  Remember, for extra chances to win, make sure to comment on all the Handmade Holiday posts!  I will pick all of the winners on Saturday morning, 11AM EST. 

Please leave your email address in your comment (like this: jessicasporndesigns at gmail dot com) to be considered for the giveaway!

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  1. Love that wrapping paper! It makes a beautiful presentation for the books and thanks for the recommendations.

  2. thanks for inviting me to grace your beautiful blog!

  3. Thank you for sharing! This is and I hope to win the Hamsa stamp:)

  4. Really fun and creative use of Jessica's Hamsa stencil. Festive wrap to be sure. xox

  5. Thank you. I love creating my own wrapping paper, but I will have to try the gelli plate. Your receivers should love this.

  6. I enjoyed watching the video and liked the idea of using the gelli plate to add color to the wrapping paper. The Hamsa stencil looked great on this, and the stamp would be a welcome addition to my collection! louise78130 at yahoo dot com

  7. I am totally addicted to Hamsas. I have been using them in my jewelry and art.
    Love the paper!


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