How I Turned a Painting into Wrapping Paper

Recently I shared some of my first explorations with doodling and turning those doodles in to pattern. I did all of that in illustrator.

This week, I played with Photoshop and turned one of my original paintings into a pretty repeating pattern. Here is the painting I started with which I took a photo of:

pink flower painting by Pauline Molinari

And then with a little Photoshop magic, I turned this lovely pink flower into a sea of pretty pink flowers and into a cool repeating pattern. It was fun being “crafty” on the computer. I have been struggling with finding time to craft with my hands, so this was a fun way to still express my creativity.

I used a specific technique that I recently learned at Pattern Camp with Jessica Swift.

pink flower painted pattern by Pauline Molinari

How fun is that!?

Spoonflower for personal printed wallflower

Then I uploaded my file to Spoonflower and have just ordered my first roll of personalized printed wrapping paper! What?!

Ok, I can’t wait until it arrives! I will have to share my next crafty explorations with my pretty painted flower paper. Stay tuned!

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Pauline Molinari

I'm the crafty maven, and I'm on a mission to spread craftiness. With a fine arts degree, over 15 years experience in children's publishing, and a savvy, stylish, sassy tween daughter, I come armed with perspective and passion to inspire tween girls and their mothers to be crafty together. 

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  6 comments for “How I Turned a Painting into Wrapping Paper

  1. Judi Johnson
    August 31, 2016 at 3:58 pm

    That is the coolest thing I have seen in a long time. Love the pattern. You did a good job.

    • August 31, 2016 at 8:22 pm

      Thanks Judi! You are so sweet. My wrapping paper just arrived today in the mail and I can’t wait to use it on something!

  2. Jody
    September 1, 2016 at 3:49 pm

    Can we order your paper? I just love it!!

  3. September 5, 2016 at 6:06 am

    Super cute! Thanks for sharing!! 🙂

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