Saturday, March 22, 2014

Happy Chicky Easter! An easter card Tutorial

Hi all - Debbie here

My paper making is coming on really well… I've been making coloured paper by adding a little square of colour to my white-ish recycled paper pulp.
My results…
and as you notice in that photo I have been painting chicks…

These are samples of my chicks that I have been painting in my exploration of Chinese Brush painting. Its been a real blast learning how to use a paintbrush differently and using black ink only.

but we should get back to the Easter thing aye… ;)

I have been making easter cards by combining the chick paintings and my handmade recycled papers.


step 1:
choose one sheet of your handmade paper for the base of your card that is close to the thickness of card stock.

2. trim your 2 other chosen colours of handmade papers that would go with the base and trim them a little smaller than each other as shown.

don't stick them down yet
3.
Next stamp your smallest sheet with a blossom or flower stamp. (I used one that I designed myself)

I stamped yellow on yellow. It makes a subtle patterned paper look.

4.
I used matte gel to adhere the chick (which is painted on rice paper - a think tissue like paper) on the yellow panel then stuck the layers onto the card with double sided tape.

Then the last part is to write or stamp the words "Happy Easter on the card.

First card complete!


The next card has a small difference… the last panel is made into an egg shape…

draw and egg shape on the back of your smallest panel…
tear out the shape or cut - which ever you feel comfortable with.

stamp on the egg shape

stick the chick picture on the egg shape as before…. use double sided foam tape to stick your egg on the card layers….. write your words "Happy Easter" or stamp them.

awesome you have made two cards with your handmade paper!

yipee!












Thanks for dropping by and I hope you give these tutorials a go.

Debbie Buckland
artycrafty.wordpress.com



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