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:
Download the Step-By-Step here.
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 JaneReplyDelete
Brilliant.... Love. It. All. :)ReplyDelete
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 JaneReplyDelete
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.Delete
Your postcards are GREAT!ReplyDelete
I do these too...they are FUN.
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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!Delete
Thanks for sharing these lovely techniques! Some old and some new and all inspiring :0)!ReplyDelete
great minds think alike- I did a similar postcard article in Cloth Paper Scissors in 1/11!ReplyDelete
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.Delete
What a fun idea. Love all the techniques.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
Spent the morning doing 4 postcards using your video as inspiration! Will be putting them in the mail this week!ReplyDelete
love this, Jane. thanks for the inspiration!! want to go paint ASAP!!ReplyDelete
That was just so much fun... thank you for sharing.ReplyDelete
I love these techniques and plan to do some of this stuff over my 3 day weekend. Your sample if GORGEOUS! As always... :)ReplyDelete
Nice piece full of color. Fun stuff.ReplyDelete
really enjoyed the video. Love the colours you have chosen and the black contrast really worked. DxxReplyDelete
Hi, what kind of paper do you use? I have no idea what to buy so any help would be appreciated :)ReplyDelete
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!Delete
The video was great but it made me miss my old favorite Irish pub. Hope to see more from you guys.ReplyDelete
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I am really impressed with your writing skills and also with the layout on your weblog.ReplyDelete
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.
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?ReplyDelete
Thanks in advance!!
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).Delete
My favorite video.ReplyDelete
well composed & well printed, preferably with a unique twist or "punctum" that give them meaning beyond the image itself. And if you find all this AND they're in good condition, happy day!postcards printing
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