Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Postcard Swap 2010 Postcards

Long time no see, folks! I’ve been really ill with the migraines and we’re in the middle of trying something new for them. So far so good, I’m happy to report!

I finally got my 10 handmade postcards done for iHanna’s swap! Whew! So they are going out in the mail ASAP. But before I send them I made sure to scan and photograph them for you to enjoy! Here’s a peek:

The bases for the postcards are heavy watercolor papers. I cut them down to 4" x 6". Then I glued down random paper scraps with matte gel medium. After that dried I painted each card differently with craft acrylic paint. They still just needed something, you know? So I stamped the birds in black Archival Ink by Ranger. Great ink for stamping on things that are not porous. The little birdie above got her own crown as I added details with fine tip Sharpies markers.

I signed and dated the back of each card and wrote a special note to the mystery recipients. Some cards are going to Australia and Sweden! I've never sent mail there!

All 10 Postcards

Click image above to go to flickr where you can see each postcard scanned individually. Tell me which is your favorite in the comments!

The postcard swap project was conceived at the Twitter party called #craftsocial. They have a website at CraftSocial.net. Read more about this Twitter party on their "About" page. It's a bunch of crafty tweeple chatting up artsy craftsy things on Twitter!

The next Craft Social will be on Saturday, February 20, 2010 from 3 – 5 PM, EST. The first hour of the event will be dedicated to craft #fails – they dare you to show your worst! See you on Twitter!


Amanda Fall - PersistentGreen said...

Love, love these cheerful colors! What an amazing gift to receive in the mail. :) You're sure to brighten many people's days with these.

Bettie New said...

Beautiful cards!

MagicMarkingsArt said...

what great postcards and what a fun idea -

iHanna said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely postcards both here and in the flickr group! It's always fun to read about the process of how something is made, and your postcards are SO nice! Yay you! :-)

rachel johnson said...

Really beautiful postcards. I love your work.

Bren said...

Well, for having just come off a run of migraines you have produced some beautiful cards! I fight with migraines as well, very life limiting when they come.
Looking forward to exploring your blog and getting to know you better

Friday Eudaemonism said...

Wowee! Very funky postcards. I hope I get one of the ones bound for Australia :D

Anonymous said...

I got the one in the bottom right corner today. I adore it!!!

gm glimmerglass said...

You cards are awesomely scrumptious. They are like small quilts - so beautiful! My faves are the ones with the aqua and crimson - colors I am drawn to lately. Thanks! Fun swapping.


Stefani said...

These are wonderful, Vickie!

Carlin said...

The colors are absolutely beautiful and the addition of the birds looks perfect!

The Nerd Girl said...

Thank you so much for the lovely postcard! I just received this past Friday.

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