Saturday, May 24, 2008

Post Card Deco page for Maggie

Maggie is another Art-Venturer participating in the "art" deco round robin. She sent out watercolor postcards, wanting us to put our name, city, state, country in the address blanks. What a great idea, love it. Decided I wanted to make it a personal letter to my friend Maggie.

I started by stamping a flourish stamp with silver acrylic paint on both sides. (Make sure to always wash acrylics off your stamps right away.)

Next, I watered down a light Distress ink and brayered it on both sides and used a heat gun to speed the drying.
I did the same with a darker Distress ink, but sprayed a lot of water on it to lighten it up.
I stamped an image, and added an "A" sticker over some tissue paper I'd colored some time ago.
I find tissue paper easier to cut and adhere, if it's run through the xyron before trimming the image down. Then I remove the xyron backing from one edge, and slowly pull back the backing, while sticking the image down. This helps to prevent tearing.

I stamped a saying with the same Brilliance ink I used on the image and edging of the card.

I wanted the back to look worn, used and sent. Added an image of a French stamp, stamped multiple French postal cancellation images with Brilliance Lightening Black ink and heat set it. Then I stamped several sayings with Black Archival Ink.

Hope Maggi enjoys this as much as I did making it.


Trish Bee said...

Im catching up on my blog reading and I wanted to leave you a comment about all your recent art additions! I love them all, gorgeous colours and texures and please will you stop using your cuttlebug to emboss with cos Im gonna NEED one soon if you continue!!! Beautiful creations!!! Ps who makes that flourish stamp you used on your postcard??? I LOVE it :D

Carol said...

The stamp in "wrought scroll" c8473 by Stampington & company, it's my new favorite.

Maggi said...

Thanks for making such a lovely page for my deco. I am excited to eventually have it returned to me.