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
- 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.