Today I have my first attempt at postcard art. I just saw this on a few blogs including Unruly Paper Arts - RAQ1. I also thought the sketch over on Rogue Redheads Challenge #25 was inspiring and used it to create my postcard.
I applied the wrinkle free distress technique to a 4"x6" piece of thin chipboard that came in a bundle of paper. This had a glossy side and a matte side. I've used the glossy side. Aren't postcards glossy?
I then followed the sketch by stamping a damask in the long section and dots then checkered board in the two smaller sections using archival rosé madder and pale ochre. Wow! Really bright so I scraped some gesso over it using an old plastic card. Also used the card edge to draw my divider lines. Added a bit of crackle stamping (my new fave TH stamp) and the top half of a TH sentiment. For my interpretation of the sketch I've used this oval TH floral flourish stamp. Hope it's accepted.
A couple coats of a spray sealer before the tissue paper stamped image was added. My hands were kind of shaky as I was attaching the stamped tissue paper so the image looks like its been shadow stamped. Several more coats of the sealer and finis!
I hope you like it.
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