2011 DIY Postcard Swap #2

frisket masking

after frisket was peeled off

Are you doing Hanna's DIY Postcard Swap? {read the first post about the swap}{registration is closed} This is the only "swap" I did last year, and I jumped in again. Here are some photos of the postcards in process. The postcards were cut from sheets of bristol paper and painted using a brayer. Since I took these photos, I've collaged most of them, and I will share when I can.

If you are doing the swap, please hop over to Hanna's cute widget and add your link so everyone can share the postcard love, especially postcards-in-process! And don't forget the posctard swap flickr group, perfect for sharing your in-process shots and finished postcards before you pop them into the mail box. You know I'm a work-in-process junkie, right?

I used frisket on some of the postcards as a mask for the ink. Because I used a brayer over the frisket, instead of a paintbrush, the masked area was not crisp, which worked out just fine. To see a 30 second video of the frisket process, pop over to Watercolor Painting: Masking Fluid.

Sorry about skipping last week's No Frills Prompt... Friday just sprung on me, out of nowhere, can you believe it? I have been dealing with a stiff neck for almost 2 weeks and it's almost back to normal. Last week was sort of wacky and off balance in many ways.

The girls took their first spring splash in the pool, the water a chilly 72 degrees. They jumped in with their clothes on and had a blast! The Phlox branches have popped up, the knock-out roses are blooming, the japanese maples have tiny pink flowers (and honeybees galore each morning), lilly leaves are upright, and a little bird made its nest in the rafters of the back porch. Lots going on in the garden!

What's up in your world?