Thursday, January 12, 2023

MAKE-YOUR-MARK With Marking-Tools - Post Card Swap - Postmark by Monday, January 30th

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There are many traditional tools to make a mark:  pen, pencil, crayon, markers, paint brush, manufactured rubber stamps, etc.  However, there are also unconventional ways to "make your mark." 

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For this swap we will be hunting through our stash of tools (or browsing through a $ store or hardware store) looking for non-traditional ways to "make our mark" on our art.  Sometimes the most unexpected things can add visual texture to a design.

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For example, using a rubber stopper or bottle cap like a "rubber stamp.'  Bits of shredded car tire from the shoulder of the road could work in a similar way.

Carefully carving a (raw) potato to make a "stamp."

Rubber bands wrapped around an eraser or an empty paper towel tube and then inked (or touched to paint) will leave interesting trails. 

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How about Bubble Wrap?  When pressed into an ink pad or a thin coat of spread-out paint on another surface (like plastic wrap or waxed paper), it makes an interesting background pattern... Even scrunched up plastic wrap can make interesting inked- or painted-patterns. 

The above are just idea-starters.  Please list on the back of each post card you send in- what tools/materials you used to "Make Your Mark."   

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