Thursday, October 9, 2014

Mixed Media Techniques for an Art Mail Postcard Swap

Art mail postcard swap

Need ideas for something different? Try combining various materials for original mixed media art.


by ©Peggy Gabrielson

I enjoy using my Tim Holtz Adirondack Alcohol Inks. I have been experimenting using them in art mail swaps.

Step 1: Trim a piece of Glossy Cardstock White to a 4 x 6 inch postcard size.

Step 2: Use an Alcohol Ink Applicator Stamp and apply a triangle shaped pattern of Sunset Orange, Red Pepper and Sunshine Yellow Adirondack Alcohol Inks. Also add Alcohol Blending Solution to the felt.

Step 3: Use a black micron pen to outline Alana Face Art Stencil to the inked stamped card. Connect the lines so that there are no gaps making it more hand drawn then a stencil.

Step 4: Spray with fixative 10-12 inches away. Read the can for proper use.

Step 5: Dab a small amount of metallic acrylic paint on the card in places to give the card a pop. The metallic gives a slight sheen, if done correctly it will add just the finishing touch you need for your project. Sign your card, when it’s completely dry spray another light coat with the fixative to protect it.

Step 6: Mount the finished card panel onto cardstock. Hand print postcard information to the back of the card.

It is now ready to be mailed. Hope you enjoy my share of techniques on creating a ‘hand drawn’ postcard. ©Inspiring Creative Minds!

Materials to use.
Alana: Face Art Stencil