I am part of a postcard swap which runs over 12 months. Every participant chooses her own theme. The first postcard went to Jeanie whose theme was: create a post card in your own style. This is always a tricky one for me as I do not really have a distinct style - I think - but create projects depending on my mood, surroundings, ... on the day. And there is also always the challenge to make sure that a postcard is as flat as possible ... I have to admit this part did not quite work out so well ...
The postcard now safely arrived at Jeanie's so I can show it to you
The background is created with gesso, various acrylic paints and some vintage musical notepaper on watercolour paper. This was daunting as I had never done anything like this before ... but it was great fun and it came all quite easily together. The tricky part was the stamping. First I stamped some subtle patterns onto the painted background using cinnamon hybrid ink and stamps from Impression Obsessions and Penny Black - this worked very well. Then I started to stamp the images ... and this went horribly wrong at first. Using the wrong ink the stamped images started to run and it looked all blotchy. But thanks to Lucy who taught me to use archival ink for stamping on acrylic paint, all went well in the end ... Lucy, I would have been lost without your advice! The sentiment is Kaisercraft, the brackets Hero Arts, the corner Crafty Individuals and the little butterfly fairy Red Lead Paperworks. To balance the composition I did some fuzzy cutting using Hero Art flowers and a Darkroom Door butterfly. The finishing touches were some pink and turquoise glitter. Have a wonderful Summer Sunday, Petra. x
Linked to: Theme Thursday - Wings