Made my first art post card today.
Here are the materials I used
2 post cards from magazines, the kind I usually toss away immediately
Crayola Markers and Colored pencils
One copy of the Left over lady sign
Ball point Ink Pen
Two stamps from work Checked and For Training Purposes (I masked the word only)
Red ink pad
First I covertly made a copy of the Left over lady. I later found out who was responsible for the Left Over Lady. I won’t say because it isn’t my place too.
any whoo here is what the sign looks like
I took my colored pencils, primarily I used green, red orange, blue and itty bitty of yellow and colored over the post card. I colored over the side that did not have the postage on it. I went over all the text and everything.
I cut out my pieces I wanted to use. I cut out several different key phrases of the text.
I played around with the lay out till I found the exact position I wanted. Some of the pieces I had cut out were then discarded.
I glued down the Text about clear flush first. Then I glued down the ladies picture.
I took out my Crayola markers and jazzed up the lady. I accentuated her glasses and facial features. I gave her old lady blue hair and a yellow shirt. I used orange to make a patterned wall paper.
I then glued down the tittle Lady, Leftover in that order so it would be layered just the way I wanted it.
I then glued the rest of the words I chose to use.
The words needed something else so I hi-lited a few key words. I underlined a word and added an ! after a phrase.
I took out the stamps and the red ink pad and stamped the two phrases one on each side of the lady.
I saw that the card was curling so I glued a second card to the back to make it sturdier. To help keep it fastened I gave it a staple. I liked the staple look so I continued to staple all the word blocks.
I thought I would be able to call it done but It needed something else. The white was to bright. So I took a tissue and rubbed it across the red stamp pad. I tested the amount of ink that would be transferred on a scrap piece of paper. When I got the perfect amount I rubbed it over the words.
I really really like it. It sits behind me on my bulletin board at work. I keep turning around and admiring my handy work. I really enjoyed making this art card.
Here is my finished art post card