Art Journal Emporium - Mixed Media postcards March 13 2017, 1 Comment

Hello, my name is Katrina Rollings and I am a member of the creative crew here.

Today I want to show you my mixed media postcards.  I created them using the postcard blanks we had as part of the number 8 Alchemy worksheets in February's Art Journal Emporium's goodies.  I loved the idea of sending handmade postcards to friends as a surprise.  So here is what I did.

First of all I printed the postcard page onto printable card.  I then resized some of the images we had been given this year as part of the Art Journal Emporium to fit the postcard size and printed them all off.


I then cut the postcards out, leaving a thin border around them.

For one of the postcards I used the self colour page, also from the number 8 set.  I printed it using the draft setting and then glued it to the back of one of my postcards and cut it out.

I then spent a lovely calm half-hour colouring in all the flowers.

To finish off this postcard I added "Hello" using a gold paint pen and added some colour around the edge using one of my Faber-Castell Gelatos®.

For the other two postcards I used one of the Art Journal Emporium's February's collage sheets and images we have received so far this year to create these two postcards.

For this postcard I used the top of a collage sheet from the February set and the lovely bear image from set 4.  I added the quote in black paint pen and more of the Faber-Castell Gelatos® around the edge.

For the third and last postcard and I think my favourite, I used the rest of the February collage sheet I had used on the second postcard, for the background.  I then used another of the February collage sheets, the one with the face on.  I reduced it to just over 4 inches high so it would fit the postcard before I printed it out.

Again I used one of my Faber-Castell Gelatos® to add some colour and a black paint pen for the quote.  A piece of thin washi tape along the top and it was finished. 

I think it would be a good idea to seal these before they go through the post, they are only inkjet prints. Perhaps a coat of spray varnish?

I have a product called MicroGlaze by Judikins. It's a paper protector that you apply sparingly with your finger and it gives your paper a waterproof coating. I have had it for years but I think it's still available.  If not, then perhaps pop them in an envelope, just to protect them. Especially here in the U.K. where it rains quite a bit at the moment, as we are coming into spring.

I hope you enjoyed my project and will have a go yourself.  Now who to send them too.................?

I hope to see you again next month for another mixed media project. If you have any questions about the project I'd be happy to help, just pop them below.

 So until next time, take care, love Katrina x

[Posted by: Katrina]