Thursday, April 07, 2011

Postcard Swap

I am a member of Postcrossing.  There is something about getting postcards from all over the world.  A piece of art through the mail.  So when Hanna announced another postcard swap I jumped on the bandwagon.

postcard swap

I am in love with the ‘peeled paint’ technique, so I painted a big sheet of watercolor paper with purple acrylic paint and let it dry.  I then coated my hands with petroleum jelly and laid them on the dried purple sheets.  Over that I painted a layer of yellow acrylic.  Once the yellow dried, I wiped down the sheets and ‘peeled’ away the yellow paint where the petroleum jelly was.  I then pulled out my gel string medium and mixed up a blue and green and dribbled those over the pages.

Once everything was dry, I cut the sheets into 4 X 5.5 inches (or postcard) size and mailed away.  This is the 1 extra I had for myself.  Actually, it was one I had extra and I messed up the address on the back.

It was a fun swap and can’t wait until I get all 10 of mine back.  I have received one already – from Texas.   Actually, not far from where I grew up.  But I will show them all once I get the rest in the mail over the next few days.

4 comments:

  1. wonderful & free flowing, love what you did!

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  2. I love your technique in making your cards. I have started getting some cards in the mail. I also love your zentangle ATCs below...the one with the tree is amazing!
    Mary

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  3. Grate texture on the card.

    EWian

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  4. One of your cards found it´s way to me! Its´really, really nice & I loved reading about the whole process. Thank you som much Judy. Happy creative day to you to. All the best, Madelene

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