Laurie is on board to host our next swap and she wants us to incorporate fruit stickers, like these, into our art.
up to four postcards using at least two of those pesky stickers which
adorn your apples, bananas, cucumbers, green peppers, and so on.
Techniques and mixed media of your choice are welcome: collage, paint,
ink, stamp, draw, doodle…you get the idea. Use at least two fruit
stickers in your art. Please, no digital postcards.
your postcards affixed with proper postage in an envelope. Thick,
stiff, oversized or undersized cards may require special postage, so
please check with your post office before mailing. Include address
labels for me to affix to mail others’ postcards to you. Use wax paper
or deli paper to separate collaged and/or thickly painted cards so they
don’t stick together during mailing. Please include your email address
in the package you send me.
Beau has offered to host this next postcard swap. Her theme is "drips and splatters"
In her own words: "These
could be made with watercolors or acrylics or possibly with sparkly
glues or other liquids that I can't think of, or could even hand-drawn
or rubber stamped - or a combination of all of the above. Here are two
examples I made recently, just because I was in the mood to try
something new and was inspired by something similar I saw on Pinterest.
With an umbrella design in mind, I used masking tape to cover up the
shape of the umbrella I planned to draw, and went all the way down to
the bottom of the card with the tape, so it would be white and have no
drips in that area. I used cheap plastic palette cake watercolors, got
them really wet and then scraped the different colors along the edge of
the postcards so the drops of colors would drip down the card. I
sometimes turned the cards in mid-drip so they'd branch off in different
directions. When the colors were dry, I then wet my paintbrushes again
with the watercolors, then held the brush horizontally above the
postcard and then gently tapped the handle of the brush so that a few
small drops splattered on the card. You could also wet an old
toothbrush with color and run your finger over it to spray a fine mist
of color. You could also use a spritzer to achieve a fine spray of
the drips and splatters were dry, I peeled off the masking tape and
then drew my umbrella and the figure of the boy in the white area. On
the one with the cats, I rubber stamped two and hand-drew the other and
colored them in with colored pencils."
Bike to Work! Bike to School! Bike to Shop! Bike... Anywhere!
If you love to ride your bike(s :D) too, whether it is 2 or 200 miles, Share the Bike Love even more!
Send a Mostly Collage MailArt Postcard/s. Each postcard MUST:
Be made ONLY with items being recycled or re-used, including the base of the postcard have a bicycle, tricycle, tandem bicycle, or unicycle on it AND have some sort of creature riding it!! :D.
you have any bicycle-themed postage or FauxPostage, whether from your
country or another, and if so add some too on the front or back please!
write the name of the swap, your name, and a sentence or two about
where you love to ride your one, two, or three wheeled vehicle(s :D).
your post card/s with proper postage in an envelope, along with address
labels for me to mail others' post card/s to you. (Thickly painted or
glued collages should be separated by waxed paper to prevent sticking
together during mailing.)
Post by Monday, June 13 to:
or stiff post cards or envelopes may require "Unmachineable" postage,
rates starting at 68 cents. When in doubt, check with your Postmaster
who will love seeing your art.
(Thanks to Honi C. For the concise bits of these directions :D)
The lovely PC is from wittmert (on Flickr) from years ago!