Monday, February 26, 2018

MAIL ART POST CARD TEMPLATE

Some new participants are interested to
 know what information to include, 
and where, on the backs of their 
mail art post cards.  
Since a picture paints a thousand words, 
here is an instructional sample 
for ALL participants to consider:


There is a reason for the placement
of every element on the back of
the post cards we make.
Most of this is to comply with
postal regulations, and to facilitate
expedient processing by the
US Postal System.
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Sunday, February 25, 2018

GRID Design Swap - Part 1

Two from Joyce:




Four from Kimesa:






Two from Lois:




Four from Mila:






Two from Patrice:



Thursday, February 22, 2018

String Of Beads Post Card Swap - Postmark by March 26th


R&W tissue paper pre-coated with Gloss Medium Gel.
Black punch-outs coated later with Glossy Accents.
For this post card swap we can all be jewelry designers.  I might encourage you to either paint or draw your art to represent beads on a string or chain, but if you opt to use collage, PLEASE keep your pieces as flat as possible.  


For these samples I tried several finishes to make paper (collage) appear 3-D and shiny:  Glossy Accents, Gloss Gel Medium, and colored finger nail polish (enamel).  Clear nail polish might work well, too.
Pink nail polish over punch-outs from painted paper (see pink painted
paper in the background)... Glossy Accents over black "beads"
Another possibility would be using an embossing marker (or ink pad) to cover your bead images and then sprinkling with clear embossing power and activating with heat.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Twelve-Steps Art Challenge - Part 6

One from Angelina



One from Carlos:



One from Diego:



One from Emma:



One from Enrique:



One from Frank:



One from Jocelyn:



One from Joel:



One from Lily:



One from Megan:



One from Mercedes:



One from Michael:



One from Sahian:



One from Somy:



One from Victoria: