The last couple posts (here
), I have been showing off the postcards that have graced my mailbox this month. Today, I wanted to share the ones that I created to bring some artsy sunshine to others.
I designed each postcard on pre-cut watercolor paper postcards. I used a feather stencil to monoprint each card on my gelli arts printing plate. After that I just chose different stamps and other ephemera to embellish each card. I used acrylic paints with some stazon ink for the stamps. For the finishing touch, I glued sticker words to each card. To fill in the colors after the monoprinting, I used brushes, my fingers and a brayer. Sometimes I wiped off paint with a baby wipe. I really just had fun and used techniques that I have been playing with over the past year or so!
store bought stamp
repeating alphabet vinyl stamp
subtle squares stamp
added yellow paint after monoprinting
this one has a doily heart incorporated into it
handmade diamond stamp for overall background print. hand painted sun and heart
robot was leftover backing from a adhesive foam shape. repeating ovals stamp handmade
weave stamp over feather stamp, added red layer after stencils
handmade circle stencil and eiffel tower stamps
magazine strips painted over using acrylic tube as applicator
Check out other DIY postcard participants over at iHanna's place. Click here