Post Card Swap

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

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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.

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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 itDSC_0990

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.

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I like the texture you get.

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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:DSC_0998DSC_1002

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!

 

 

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15 responses to “Post Card Swap

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  3. A fascinating collection Sandra.

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  4. Your cards are lovely! Thank you for sharing your method as well. But where does one find such lovely paper napkins here in the U.S.?!

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  5. These are glorious. How did you make the original collage?

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  6. What a lovely idea ~ and I love the technique ~ always on the look out for new things to try out, so thank you for sharing it.

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