12 postcards in process for Hanna's DIY Postcard Swap 2010
This project marks my second Mail Art project and my first official art swap! I wanted to share the almost-finished postcards for Hanna's DIY Postcard Swap! To create them, I painted sheets of bristol paper with a brayer and Speedball Water-Based Block Printing Inks. After cutting the paper down to about 4.5 x 6.5" cards, I had a bunch of scrap paper perfect for artist trading cards! More on that soon. After cutting the paper, I stamped with handmade eraser stamps + found stamps, collaged images + words.
So these are work-in-process. I made a few extras just in case. Next I'll add a bit of neocolors and doodle + write something on the postcards. I'll post the finished cards soon! Since the ink is water-based, I'll mail the postcards in envelopes to ensure that they don't get damaged (wet + wintery here). If not, I'd have to seal them.
If you are participating in the swap, please join the DIY Postcard Swap 2010 Flickr group and upload your work-in-process shots and scans or photos of the finished postcards. I think that Hanna might be sharing some of the postcards on her blog, so get great shots of your art!
Pop over to Postcard Swap Part 2 for the postcards that went out to 10 folks around the globe!