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« on: January 07, 2013 05:34:37 PM »


i decided that i'm going to do my part to keep the post office in business this year, and spent the weekend obsessively making 18 postcards for various friends out and about in the world.  i chose the project on a whim and then got a little...well, i already used the word "obsessively", so you get the picture.  every card was unique, but they fell into a couple themes, mostly vintage fashion, animals, insects and then some stamps and blocks i'd carved.  here are a couple examples.  i uploaded all the scans to my craftster gallery if you want to see any of the others...i'm hoping to keep the project up, though i don't intend to make 18 in a go every month!
here are some pics of a couple more...i hated to let them go in the mailbox today!


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« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2013 06:22:47 PM »

Great work! My favorite is the parrot, it's very pretty. I like the background patterns you used for it!
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« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2013 10:04:37 PM »

thanks!  yeah, the parrot was my favorite, too, so i decided to keep him!  he was quite a mess, really, and i'm just lucky he came out at all.  i'd painted up some pages and then cut them up and wove them together...so i stuck that to the card for the background and i was using my brayer to flatten in out under a random sort of waxy looking envelope i had sitting around, thinking it would just peel off, and it totally stuck!  i tore away around the parrot and i think it looks really cool in person--interesting texture and very layered--but it was headed for the recycling at one point!
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« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2013 12:34:15 PM »

That's awesome it turned out great, so you didn't have to discard. I know how frustrating that is. Sometimes "mess ups" turn out to be the best ones!
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