…makes more pieces to be mailed! I think I’m on a ‘mail-art-hype’.
I made these for fun and in response to several prompts and challenges.
A few of you were wondering about the process for the last card, so I wrote it down for all who are interested:
I should get into the habit and also write about what I did, shouldn’t I…
Well, here it goes:
This is a 4×6 index card – I used the blank side in this case.
I covered some areas with blue acrylic paint using a small piece of very stable and thin cardboard. (I just dipped the edge of the piece in the paint, and then spread it over the surface. (I used some of the resulting ‘shapes’ later for the fish/mermaid tail…)
After that I applied water color in blue and green tones to all areas of the card – real quick and without too much attention 😉
While everything was still damp I ‘screwed’ a bottle cap through the damp part fo the background (= circles).
For the green ‘plants’ or ‘corals’, as I call them, I used a stencil and green watercolor.
To finish the background I used my favorite recycled plastic package to stamp a little yellow and red acrylic paint on the card (lower left area – hard to see in this pic…) This package has a nice grid on the bottom – I just love it!
The ‘fuzzy’ paper is a piece of tea filter (the kind that is open and can be filled with loose tea), that I colored with watercolor pencil and then added water to get some ‘washed’ colors. Simply glued it to the background.
The paper I wrote on is regular copy/printer paper that I recycle. It had some light grey printer ink from a picture, I use watercolor pencils again, washed it down and wrote with a Faber-Castell Pitt pen (S)… Oh – I didn’t cut the paper, but folded and ‘ripped’ it, to get the not so sharp edge. Again – glued.
I felt something was still missing and the shapes in the upper left area spoke to me – they wanted to be a mermaid’s tail. I followed their suggestion 😉 I used a Faber-Castell Pitt Pen (S), green watercolor pencil, and a uniball Signo (white ink).
Thanks for reading!!!
I also posted those cards here: