Monday, August 10, 2009

Mail Art: 1st Postcard

Title: "Strong Hold"

Genre: Mixed Media

Date: July 2009

For Lauren C.


Lauren said...

I like my postcard and carolines too! Where did you get the templates? How much did they cost??

mandolinartist aka amanda said...

Thanks! What do you mean "templates?" I made the postcards from scratch. Basically, I started with a blank postcard, watercolor paper that is sort of thick. Then I covered the card with some scrapbook paper. (I usually buy most of my scrapbook paper at AC Moore with a 50% off coupon, but you can also find it at places like Dollar Tree and Big Lots.) Then, I used an ink pen as well as acrylic paint to add words, patterns, and designs. They are both my original designs. My techniques are mixed media, and some modern or contemporary artists use similar techniques for journaling.