I previously wrote about my ‘unsuccessful’ prints. What made them ‘unsuccessful’ was partly because the print didn’t come out well on the paper for framing and partly because they were blah. So, I fixed them up and made them less blah. In fact, some of them turned out really well. Unfortunately they were still ‘unsuccessful’ because the print on the edges was messy or it didn’t register perfectly. I still hung onto them as I thought I could still sell them as collage paper. That never happened. I mentioned that I went to a craft show in London and bought some card stock. In fact, I have 150 blank cards, 6×6 inches. These are the perfect size for my ‘unsuccessful’ prints as I made them on the 6×6 inch gelli-plate. Yesterday I spent the afternoon cutting down my prints and made them into cards. Guess what?! They make great cards!
This came about because I needed a nice card for a birthday. My husband thinks I should pack them up and sell them in my Etsy Shop. I am not sure about that as I haven’t been too successful selling anything on there. But I am toying with the idea for Christmas Cards as I purchased some stencils that I was wanting to make cards with. (That’s another blog post altogether.)
Once I had finished the cards above, I went through a bunch of what I thought were successful prints, but to me just seemed blah now, so I reworked some of those too and made them into cards. I don’t think they are something I would want to sell, but I am getting a huge stash of cards that I would be happy to send out to family and friends. Another good thing about that is that they are original and one of a kind, never to be repeated – and that my friends is the beauty of making monotypes. So, instead of felting another sleepy animal, I spent the afternoon making cards, playing with paint and a glue stick. Not a bad way to spend the afternoon!