Monday, December 26, 2011

Postcard Project

I have been wanting to create art for some time, but have been prevented by health issues and time constraints. I started a project on Saturday, sort of an experiment, and thought I would show the steps of what I am doing. In this post I showed some paint on deliwrap papers, paint I was using up as I worked on lesson from the workshop. I used those papers in this project. I covered a piece of foam core board with some of the papers in anticipation of making them into postcards.

I covered the piece of foam core with Polymer Medium as glue

then I added the painted deliwrap papers, some whole sheets and some torn ones.

After the glue dries, the board is bending, so I put some old very heavy flat irons on it to help it flatten out and leave it for awhile.

This step I really should have done first, but I measured it to see how many 4 x 6 postcards I could get out of it and cut the piece down with a rotary cutter.

I measured out the postcards and drew lines to help in placement of the collage pieces and for cutting purposes later.

While that was drying, I started sorting through my collection of scraps; some are held in this old red metal shoeshine box.

I love the old shoe form on the inside of the lid! And this is not the only container of small scraps and bits. I still struggle with the best organizational methods for this art genre!

Here are just two drawers of old papers and images. They add up fast!

These are what I have chosen to sort through for this project. Since the colors of the base  are so bright, I am looking for more neutral add-ons, plus some fibers for texture.

This is the first layer drying.

Click on any of the photos if you want to see more detail.

I will continue to work on the project this week and take more pictures. The painted deliwrap papers also make a textural contribution, and I am enjoying this process very much. Check back later to see how it's progressing!

Come see my latest postcards I've received on Postcards Buffet!


  1. Great project and love the colors. Happy to see you creating.

  2. I like seeing the process and I love the bright colors. I'm glad you are having the energy to do this. Love you!


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