Most of us scrapbookers and stampy people do love a bit of pattern and colour so why is it that when you come to do a project you never have a sheet of paper that is just 'right'?
To solve this eternal dilemma why not have a go at creating your own patterned paper with your favourite Banana Frog stamps. To create my 6x6 set I have used Whirligig, Sewing Kit, Pattern Blocks, I heart you, Funky Paisley, and It's all about arrows to name but a few! (and yes I know I am so lucky to have some many lovely sets of stamps!)
After you have decided which sets of stamps you are going to use, cut down some large sheets of cartridge paper (available from art shops) into 6x6 sheets and get ready to stamp.
I used dye based ink pads for my pad as I love the vibrant colours they give but you could use your own personal favourites. After stamping the background in a random style I used a low tack masking tape to cover parts of the image and give a more haphazard overall pattern as I kept building up the layers.
To add more texture and interest to the paper I used Tim Holtz sprays to give a distressed graffitti effect ontop of the funky paisley stamping.
Top tip *keep stamping until there is no more ink on your stamp to add a variety of tones to the paper*
Finally when all the papers are finished I created a paper wrap to hold the papers together and stamped with the Pharmacy set to give the whole set a professional finish.
Why not give a set away (if you can bear to part with them) they would make great gifts for fellow crafters! Or make sets in a variety of colourways so that you are never caught short for the perfect piece of paper again.