This November I am participating in the 2013 ihannas postcards swap. I make ten postcards to send out and swap with ten people from around the world.
Here is the process of making my ten postcards.
I decided to make my postards 5 by 7, the reason for this is I was already trading happy art cards in that size and as I was cutting up a art paper pad this size had less waste. Using a craft knife and ruler I measured my cards and cut the out of heavy watercolour paper.
Making the backgrounds
I use lightweight paper to cover my table while I paint and all my excees paint ends up on it, my clean up paper, this is what i use for my backgrounds. I sprayed this paper with my homemade watercolour sprays to add more colour. See previous tutorial.
Cleanup paper coloured with watercolour sprays
Making Butterfly Collage Stamps
I have been experimenting with making transparent collage stamps recently.see previous tutorial
I made a lot of these stamps as i wanted three for each postcard.
Butterfly collage stamps on lunch wrap paper
Putting it all together
Once I had all the elements for my postcards it was time to put them together.
First I glued my blank 5 by 7 watercolour paper to the back side of my watercolour sprayed cleanup paper and allowed it to dry. When dry I used a ruler and craft knife and cut of the excess paper.
The result was ten cards with colourful backgrounds
I then cut out all my collage stamp
I then used one of my favourite household stamps and printed a silver spiral print over the top of the colourful background.