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About this Blog

Doing an illustration for my other blog, I had a very frustrating experience with new quality drawing paper which got me thinking and indeed resulted in a flood of ideas, what can be done with the 99 sheets of paper that are still left from the block. So I decided to install a whole new blog to show you the results. I hope you will enjoy them as much as I like to create the projects.

The sheets of paper I am working with are size A4 (21 x 29.7 mm), 185 g/m².

TERMS OF USE: I'm happy for you to use this tutorial to make items which you can keep, give as gifts or sell. You are not permitted to copy, resell or distribute the tutorial in any form (printed or digital). All images and texts are my own and under copyright.

Montag, 25. Februar 2013

Easter Postcard (1)

As outside everything is still black, brown and muddy, I wanted to do projects that give a 'springy' feeling by using spring green and other bright colours. I began with some Easter postcards. You can see the first one above. I actually used some blades of grass I found behind my garden.

Easter Postcard With Grass-Blades

Material: 1 sheet of white paper
                1 sheet of spring green paper
                some dried blades of grass
                spray glue
                bone folder

  • Cut vertical lines 3 mm apart so they build the shape of an egg into the front of your postcard. You can order the template here.
  • Cut strips of paper 3, 6 and 8 mm wide.
  • Weave the strips into the vertically cut egg-shape, alternating the width and occasionally using the blades of grass, too. You have to handle the grass very carefully, because it's so brittle. I used a small kitchen knife to help threading. The last strips are a bit tricky, too.
  • Cut off the excess length of the strips on the back, yet not too short.
  • Spray glue onto the green paper and press tightly onto the back of the postcard.
  • Carefully fold along the middle with a bone folder.

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