Monday, November 12, 2007

Postcards from the Wabbit

I thought I'd share a postcard I made for the BookArtz monthly technique postcard. We use the instructions posted for a new technique each month to make a postcard that we send out to our assigned person that month. You just sign up by the month when you have time or the technique thrills you, so no pressure to produce because you signed up ages ago. People don't send postcards like they used to, so it's sort of cool to get one. This one was for sure a favorite and it went to my pal, Sharon, in Oklahoma.

I prepped the postcard (for me, a 4" x 6" piece of blank watercolor paper) with gesso, laid shapes cut out of contact paper on it, used Golden Molding Paste to build up areas around the shapes and to make as much texture as possible with a palette knife, then stamped into the paste with an inked foam stamp, and let it dry. Once dry, or when it was very nearly dry, I pulled the contact paper off and colored those surfaces with Colorbox Cat's Eye Color Q ink pads . It was really fun.

I made a "post card blank" template in CorelDraw on my PC that I made as much as possible like the commercial ones. I called it the BookArtz Postcard Collection.


Blogger Karen Campbell said...

This turned out awesome, Marilyn!!

Monday, November 12, 2007 6:41:00 AM MST  

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