a quick try out on scrap paper
I bought some green rubbery material called Adigraf for printing with a while ago.I found it strange stuff, and it wasn’t suitable for what i needed. (I will write a post about my experiences with printing materials one of these days, and explain why )
However I have used it for other crafting projects, and made some simple little Easter cards with it recently.
If any one out there is wanting to make an Easter card, then please copy these by all means. They are super easy, don’t need any special craft supplies, and any one can do them .
You could use an eraser, a piece of compressed polystyrene or even a piece of plastercine squished into an oval shape instead of Adigraf.
I used a lino cutter, but it was pretty useless, and I ended up using a craft knife for most of it.
I am looking forward to a trip to England soon, where I can buy some basic tools that I struggle to find here, and a lino cutter is one of them !
I used stamping inks, but if you have felt tips, then undo the ends of those and use the felt piece inside to rub on your stamp, for a similar effect. The other details were done with a simple fine black fineliner.
It is as easy as 1,2,3….
1. Cut out some oval shapes of various sizes and cut or gouge into them to make some simple patterns.
2. Cut some thick white watercolour paper or card into a variety of rectangle shapes and slosh on some colour, leaving white showing.
3. Ink up the oval shapes and print onto the dry card rectangles .
And thats it ! Then decorate them with a fine liner or gell pen or glitter, however you want, and add an Easter greeting.
The Easter chicks were made by using the other side of the Adigraf egg shape, which i noticed was textured. The only difference with the chick cards is the back ground, which I added after printing.
I made my Easter greetings using small pieces of watercolour paper that were left over, and writing them with a Fine liner. However you can always print some out on the computer if you don’t feel confident writing them .
Go on have a play…. and see what you come up with.