I worked some more on my Postcard Project (the original post is here); and am updating now for those who are keeping up with it.
I added some rubber stamps with black Staz-On ink, added some watered down acrylic paint with more water sprayed on to make sure it was really diluted; then I sprayed it with alcohol to cause a bit of distortion. When that dried some, I spread some Glass Bead Gel in a few different places. It's where the areas look white.
When this dries, it will be clear. This gel is made up of tiny tiny glass beads in a gel medium; the beads are smaller than the head of a pin and make for the best texture!
A close up of an area.
I'm considering adding some dried flowers or petals to the postcards. Here are some dried orchids and roses given to me by a friend who grows them.
A tentative flower placement. When these are saturated with gel, they will lie flat and not be easily knocked off in the mail system.
Now I'm waiting on everything to dry. Collage takes awhile, when you are making many layers you have to take the time to let things dry in between, or you regret it!
Click on any of the photos if you want to see more detail.
Check back later to see how it's progressing!