At last the time has arrived to send our handmade postcards to 10 addresses all over the world in iHanna’s Post Card Swap. I do love this sharing of sweet little pieces of art with like-minded creative souls.
Here are the 10 cards I have made all ready to go
They started off as a large sheet of card covered with collage. The original colour theme was yellow, but this had sat in a window for a few months and so the colours had faded.
Time to add some more layers this time using paper napkins.
There are masses of You Tube clips showing you how to collage and decoupage with paper napkins and I was eager to have a go.
First you peel off just the top layer which has the pattern printed on it
Then paint the area you want to cover with PVA glue mixed with a little water,
lay the tissue over the card, then paint again with the PVA mixture to seal.
I like the texture you get.
Then I turn over the card and cut into postcard sized pieces: 6″ x 4″.
Sometimes I add a bit of doodling or some patterned tape to finish.
And here they are:
All ready to send to Germany, Sweden, Hungary, USA, and the UK.
In a few days Post Cards will start to drop through my letterbox and I will eventually get 10 cards from 10 other creatives (not the same addresses to which I have sent mine).
It is thrilling!