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    The Great DIY Postcard Swap (Part 1)


    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!

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    Reader Comments (6)

    Tammy, they look great, thanks for sharing them and your process. I really love the colors of that block printing paint you use - they are so bright and fun! Yay you!

    02.13.2010 | Unregistered CommenteriHanna

    very beautiful

    02.13.2010 | Unregistered CommenterMW

    When I opened your page this morning, Tammy, my heart began to sing when the wonderful colors spilled out of the monitor! Might I just say - FAB-U-LOUS!!!! Hugs & Happy Valentine's Day! Terri xoxo

    02.13.2010 | Unregistered CommenterTerri@PringleHill

    They look beautiful. I am participating and need to add some finishing touches. I will get them on my blog and try for Flickr but it gives me trouble sometimes. Your colors are so beautiful!!! Especially in the winter Gray we have here.

    02.13.2010 | Unregistered CommenterCarol

    Mailart is a wonderful way to make new friends all over the world! Look into the larger world of mailart and get your name and your mailart into the snail mailboxes of other mailartists. You will soon find your box brimming with mail art goodness.

    03.20.2010 | Unregistered Commenterelle.mental

    They're all pretty postcards! You just gave me an idea of what my next project will be. Not postcards, but funky paperbags perhaps? What do you think?

    Denise Shaw

    06.22.2010 | Unregistered CommenterDenise Shaw

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