First, make sure that your piece of acetate is large enough to cover the lace. Using a lino roller, spread a thin, even layer of paint on to the acetate. Place the lace face down in the paint.

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Firmly run the roller over the lace until it is completely covered.

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Peel the lace from the acetate and position on your chosen piece of stationery.

Place a piece of greaseproof paper over the top and roll firmly with a clean roller being careful not to move the lace.

Peel off the lace and allow the paint to dry. Wash, dry and reuse the lace for your next piece of stationery.

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Jacquard trimming lace, £4.71 for 20in, macculloch-wallis.co.uk. Parcel tags, £3 for 10, and bakers' twine, £4 for 10m, peachblossom.co.uk.

Kraft A6 card set, £3.50 for 10; A6 folded cards, £2 for four; and Rossler A7 cards, £1 for four, paperchase.co.uk. Rubber roller, £13.25, fredaldous.co.uk. Water-based white paint, £17.98 for a 2.5l tin, dulux.co.uk. Non-stick greaseproof baking paper, £2.19 for a 10m roll, sainsburys.co.uk