Handpainted Cards

For these two types of hand-printed cards you will need: blocks of wood about %’
thick., heavy string, sponge, an ink pad or acrylic paint, any type of paper. Always
place the card to be printed on a pad of newspapers.

String Cards:

Use a block of wood the size of your design. Trace the design onto the wood and
outline with a string that has been dipped in glue. Use straight pins to hold the
design in place at any comers until dry.

Make sure the whole string design is the same thickness to make a good print.
After the string is dry, press your design block. on the ink pad or into the paint, blot
on paper towels, and then press onto the card. Hammer top of woodblock. Lightly to
transfer the design to the card.

Sponge Cards:

Use a fine-grained synthetic sponge about l/4” thick. for ease of cutting. Cut
the sponge to the desired shape and glue it to a wooden block. Dip the sponge into paint or
press onto the ink pad, blot on paper towels and then onto the card. Add any line details
by hand. Sponge painting works especially well with light paints on dark paper.

References / Source:
2003 Pirates of the Cirribean

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