Easter How To : Create your own Easter Card with Ellie Hooi

Easter How To : Create your own Easter Card with Ellie Hooi


by Cass Art

 This how to guide will show you how to make an Easter card, fun for families on Easter break or if you want to try watercolour paints to make a personal card.


You will need:

 1. Prepare your card.

You can either use pre made blank cards or using watercolour paper, fold the paper in half (use a ruler to measure out the half way point to fold over) to create a folded greeting card. You can also use a boning set for this to create a crease for easier folding.


2. Draw the outline of the Easter bunny in pencil

Using a pencil, start to draft out the shape of the Easter bunny. To start, draw an egg shape on its side to act as the outline for the head. Then underneath this, draw another bigger egg shape to act as the outline for the body.


Using the outlines, now apply a thicker line around the egg shapes to add shape to the bunny, drawing long ears, an eye, a nose, smile and a tail.


Now add an outstretched arm and add some legs so the bunny looks to be walking.


Then add egg shape outlines into the bunny’s arms and some grass along the bottom next to the bunny’s feet.


3. Prepare your paint

Choose what colours you would like the bunny to be and squeeze a little of the paint onto the paint tin. Put some water in a jar or cup and dip your paintbrush in the water. Using the water from your paintbrush mix with the paint you squeezed into the tin to create the consistency and shade you would like. Top tip, the more water you add, the lighter the paint shade will be.


4. Paint the pencil outline

Using the colour of your choice, start to paint within the pencil lines. Leave time for the watercolour paint to dry so the paint doesn’t ‘bleed’ into each other. Top tip, the less water you use the more vibrant the paint colour will be, therefore you can make this card as colourful as you like!


5. Add the pen to the Easter bunny outline

Once the watercolour paint has completely dried, use the pen to go over your pencil outline. This will add more detail and you can add fur marks to make the design stand out and take shape. Top tip, you can use different nib thickness to create fun textures.


6. Write your greeting using the Tombow pen

Now you can add your greeting onto the front of the card, using the tombow dual brush pen, use the brush nib to follow the calligraphy lines to create ‘Happy Easter’. Top tip, you can use different colours here to blend into each other. This creates depth and shadow to the letters

7. Rub out the pencil marks

Once all the ink is dry, rub out the pencil marks and you now have an Easter card to send to a loved one.


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