The first postcard I'm sending out:
|2013-1. Gesso'd found postcard with acrylic paint, soft pastels, tissue paper and varnish. 7" x 5"|
It's going to be part of a collaborative Zine project, The Missive Survival Zine. From her blog: "At least a portion of absolutely EVERYTHING sent to the address below between Jan 15, 2013 and April 15, 2013 will be compiled into a zine titled Missive Survival. All who have contributed anything (a letter, a poem, a drawing, a postcard, anything) will receive a copy of the collaboration in the mail by May 2013." Check her blog for the address.
The second card in this series was done using the same basic process. I built up several coats of different colors of acrylic paint, then shaded in with chalk pastel, then created a grid with gel (so it's raised a bit from the layers below.) I covered a piece of tissue with gel and laid it on top to keep the pastel from smearing. Finally I drew on top with pen & ink.
|2013-2: Gesso'd found postcard with acrylic paint, soft pastels, tissue paper and varnish. 7" x 5"|
The third card in the series uses the same basic techniques as above but I cut holes in the tissue before laying it down to reveal diffferent colors from beneath. There's a total of 3 layers of tissue, which reads as one layer in the end.
|2013-3: Gesso'd found postcard with acrylic paint, soft pastels, tissue paper and varnish. 7" x 5"|
These two cards were done for the Swap-Bot Profile Based Postcard Swap - Canada/USA. My swapping partner indicated a delight in vintage photos and glittery things. I used photos I found somewhere and a book page from CG Jung's "Man and His Symbols". It happens to be a page talking about the use and influence of collage specifically that of Kurt Schwitters. Seemed appropriate....
|2013-4: Acrylic paint, gel, gesso and paint pen with found images on paper|
|2013-5: Acrylic paint, gesso, gel and paint pen on a book page.|
|2013-6: Ink and marker on card stock|
|2013-7: Ink and marker on card stock|
|2013-8: Acrylic, ink and liquid embossing on card stock|
|2013-9: Fabric, postage stamps, envelopes, thread on card stock|