I love to play with paint and paper. I don't know much about painting, but that makes it easier for me to mess around with it. Low to no expectations.
When I realized that I'd need to wrap my friend's wedding present, I thought, hey, I could make the wrapping paper! I've done it a few times before. I have a big roll of brown kraft paper, so I cut off a piece big enough to wrap the package, taped it down to my dining room paper, and pulled out the acrylic paints. Dabbing on blues and greens and whites, wiping paint on my smock, smiling . . .
I used a big heart-shaped stamp that I had carved from a foam door hanger, an immediate way to fit the wedding theme. I mixed some copper Pearl Ex into acrylic gel medium and stamped away. The copper didn't show up as much as I would have like, so I outlined the stamping with copper paint.
The only drawback was that the painted surface was not scotchtape-friendly. When I tried to wrap the package, the tape wouldn't stick, and neither would clear shipping tape. Fortunately, the paper held the folds, and I just wrapped ribbon around it to keep it all together.