Postcard Process—Day 1

Documenting my process for iHanna’s diy postcard swap:

I began by using cereal boxes flattened and covered with gesso. Once dried I marked off the sizes (4 x 6) and cut them. Then one final gesso coat on the artwork side. Did this with a sweep of the brayer to give it an interesting texture. After that layer dried I used various stamps on the cards so that there would be some text peeking through after a paint layer.

Next step was to pull out some pages of varied text and cover with paint. I used both watercolor and thinned acrylic. This stage was just playing as I didn’t have a clear idea of the colors with which I wanted to end up. I will probably prepare some more of these so I have good selection to play glue and stick on my cards!

Watch for more posts as I work my way through building my postcards! Can you guess what I may be planning??j

Link:  (http://www.ihanna.nu/postcard-swap/)

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About artsynaturenut

I'm a creative warrior constantly fighting my battle with my muse against that nasty critic. I love to paint and do mixed media work either on the canvas or with art journals. I'll dabble in just about everything--bookmaking, photography, writing, etc. and get excited about combining them. Hence the mixed media!
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