Please take a look at these Nested Easter Cherubs from my albums. They are American holy cards from the 1880-ies. These are some of my outmost favorite Easter images, and I hope you all will find good use for them 🙂
I printed them on kitchen paper towels (see how HERE) and decoupaged them onto hearts I had cut out of corrugated cardboard and roughly painted with white acrylic paint. The frame is a thrift find, it used to be golden. I then painted it with acrylic paint, just mixed white, blues and greens, same as the wooden clothespins 🙂 The pretty tissue flower is made by my oldest daughter Guro (age 11).
It seems I’m starting a pitcher collection…I did not plan on it, it just kind of happened, I think I like it 😀
Here is another painted piece, a mirror that also used to be golden. You can see the gold peak through a little, since I used a dry brush, and also a rag to wipe it down a little before it dried. I love these, and each frame took me about 10 minutes 😀
I gathered my Nested Easter Cherubs into a collage sheet for ya’ll:
And here is the low resolution individual cards:
Go to the folder below to download high quality printable files, and to check out the Easter graphics I posted last year:
This file is free for your personal use and enjoyment 🙂
My registered followers will find the individual cards in 600 dpi in the Exclusive folder 🙂
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7 thoughts on “1880 Nested Easter Cherubs Holy Cards – free printables”
These are so cute, and you did an awesome job. I´m really amazed with all the things, you´ve printed on the kitchen towel here lately and how good it really looks. I would never have thought of that to be be honest, but it really looks pretty awesome. But I´m not sure thoug, I should try this technique with my old pronter, as it has a tendensy to eat everything not exactly standard LOL, but I´ll keep it in mind if I ever get another printer some day.
Have a great day and lots of great fun.
Good morning Dear Maryann 🙂
I have a (fairly) new and expensive printer, and due to that I’ve been reluctant to print anything else than plain A4 paper with it… thinking I could not afford to ruin it…:-P
Then one day I decided: why let the printer limit my creativity? And I started testing all sorts of paper qualities, and it worked like a charm. Then I started trying odd shapes and unexpected materials. While experimenting I DID have a couple of crashes, but even those were not ruining the printer, just took a little fiddeling to fix…:-P The tricks are to measure your print material exactly and defining custom paper settings in your printer setup. I think also being able to manual feed is needed, although I did not try feeding from the cassette…;-) No I’m the master of my printer and it is no longer limiting my creative whimsies…lol!
I love all the Easter ideas and printing on paper towels was pure genious! The textures are so unique. I have to try this!
Good luck Hunny 🙂 I think you will enjoy it, and the possibilities it gives for decoupaging anything when you want a rough texture 🙂 Printing on tissue paper is also kewl, but like I said somewhere else, gives a much smoother finnish… so for canvases or other items where you want a smooth result, I’ll be choosing that in stead. Come to think of it, I seldom want a smooth result…lol! I like old, worn, rough and real 😀 Wonder why I don’t like what I see in the mirror… hm, conundrum…lol! xoxoxo
What a lovely idea again Gunnvor! Very pretty!!! And thank you for sharing the sweet cherubs again 🙂
Dear Ingeborg 🙂
Thank you for the encouraging comment 🙂 I’m in love with printing on paper towels and corrugated cardboard, it’s so much fun and gives the kewlest textures 🙂 xoxoxo
I love the Cherubs. Thank You! My grandmother used to send me Easter cards like this and I loved them so much/ Too bad I didn’t save all of them. They are so pretty, and I love the sayings on them too. Thanks again!