Saturday, February 9, 2013

Making Postcards Video

Here is a little video tutorial demonstrating one way that I am making postcards.  You can use this method to make Teeny Tiny Art of any sort, postable or not.  I'll demonstrate this and other methods in a FREE POSTCARD WORKSHOP at Art and Soul in Kansas City on April 4.




Here is the 8"x12" piece that I created in the video:


And the four cards that resulted:
I will be sending these out on Monday.  Have fun with this!  You might try doing it in a group, and even collaborate on the cards.  Let me know how it goes, send me your own ideas on making postcards.   Download the Step-By-Step here.

24 comments:

  1. absolutely love this idea and needed a fresh project for this week. I was excited by this postcard art idea of yours and now this project will also be perfect. thanks Jane

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  2. love the finished piece before cutting and the 4 postcards are cute and whimsical. a great idea for making valentines. And, those hardmade stamps - how clever - I'm going to try that. thanks Jane

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    1. Exactly! When you really try to create VARIETY, so that each quarter is different, you often get a pretty interesting piece that you don't want to cut up. Also, just knowing that you are going to cut it up allows you to relax, not worry about "good composition". It allows you to be more present to the process.

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  3. Your postcards are GREAT!
    I do these too...they are FUN.
    Please check out my blog at:
    www.suemarrazzo.blogspot.com
    THX!

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    1. Thanks, Sue! Beautiful blog; looks like you teach some awesome classes! Keep up the fabulous work. Making and teaching art - it just doesn't get any better!

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  4. Thanks for sharing these lovely techniques! Some old and some new and all inspiring :0)!

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  5. great minds think alike- I did a similar postcard article in Cloth Paper Scissors in 1/11!

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    1. Hi Wen! I will order the back issue to see your article. LOVE the card you sent! I'm getting so many done in fabric and fiber.

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  6. What a fun idea. Love all the techniques.

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  7. Oh Jane, this was fantastic. I love your techniques. I learned a few things today and can't wait to play. I think I need to go raid my husbands bits and pieces in his work area to make some interesting homemade stamps. Oh, I love the tissue paper idea, too. Guess I need to go back and view all your videos. Great way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Thanks for all your inspiration.

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  8. Spent the morning doing 4 postcards using your video as inspiration! Will be putting them in the mail this week!

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  9. love this, Jane. thanks for the inspiration!! want to go paint ASAP!!

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  10. That was just so much fun... thank you for sharing.

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  11. I love these techniques and plan to do some of this stuff over my 3 day weekend. Your sample if GORGEOUS! As always... :)

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  12. Nice piece full of color. Fun stuff.

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  13. really enjoyed the video. Love the colours you have chosen and the black contrast really worked. Dxx

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  14. Hi, what kind of paper do you use? I have no idea what to buy so any help would be appreciated :)

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    1. I use a printmaking paper for the substrate, and cheap drawing paper for painting my collage papers. See the Links page on my web site for specifics and sources: http://janedaviesstudios.com/links Have fun!

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  15. The video was great but it made me miss my old favorite Irish pub. Hope to see more from you guys.

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  16. I am really impressed with your writing skills and also with the layout on your weblog.

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  17. Hi Jane,

    Sorry for my english, I'm not very good.
    I love what you do, and I would like to know where you bought your stamp "target" that you see on your videos.
    Thank you in advance.
    Regards

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  18. Hi! Loved the video! I was wondering, if you mail the post cards, do you have to 'seal' the painting first? What kind of paper did you use?
    Thanks in advance!!

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    1. Thanks. Since I'm using acrylic media, which is essentially plastic, I don' t see the need to seal them. If you were working in watercolor, you might want to use a spray varnish on them before mailing (see Golden's web site for copious information on varnishes).

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