Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Postcard Swap time!!

Last year I had so much fun creating and recieving postcards in iHanna's annual postcard swap that I joined up again this year.  I meant to put a link and promote it before the deadline but I was sidelined with a nasty cold and didn't do much online work at all for a few weeks. 

Unfortunately I didn't take many progress pics except a few on Instagram. 

I started out with some Strathmore paper and used my Gelli Plate and acrylic paints with stencils to lay down a background.  With several layers of paint on the papers I drew Mandalas strategically so that once it came to cutting the postcards to size there would be a fair portion of Mandala on each postcard.  After drawing on the Mandalas - I applied a glaze with Glaze Medium to seal and put a shine over the entire card.

These are the 10 cards - 4"x6" - they are all hand addressed and fancied up with some of my favourite washi tapes on the backs.

I am excited to recieve my postcards!! Thanks for all your hard work organizing the swap Hanna!!










21 comments:

  1. They're great. Colourful and inspiring :-)

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  2. Thank you Emily for being in the swap, you DID help promote it by mentioning on instagram and I appreciate that. LOVE the lush postcards you made! Your mandalas makes me smile all the time!

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  3. Your postcards are fantastic. Love the bold colors with the black and white.

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  4. these are beautiful!!!! You've really inspired me!

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  5. Lovely - so much enjoy the combination of the Gelli plate backgrounds with the beautifully done mandala snippets.

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  6. Love all the bright, happy colors! And the black and white really "pop" against the colorful backgrounds! Gorgeous!

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  7. Drooling...wishing I had joined the swap...drooling some more... xoxo

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  8. These are really lovely - I would love to find one in my mailbox. Beautiful!

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  9. Love these! Such contrast! Such beautiful placement of the mandala art!

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  10. Emilly!!! I just received the 6th from the top!! Oh my is it gorgeous! I love the paint colors and textures/interest you created with the gelli print and the mandala piece with white dots and see-through dots is fantastic! Thank you! Sarah

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  11. OOOOOOOO thank you sooooo much for my gorgeous postcard. I got the 2nd one from the top. I so love your colours and the black print on top is so vibrant.. Love all your art work, its amazing. Hope you get some cool postcards in your letterbox. lots of wishes Robin

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  12. Love these, and I have had some ideas for using up my stack of gelatin prints! The recipients are very lucky! :)

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  14. Just found your blog. Wonderful and thanks for sharing so much.
    I'm off to try some techniques.

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  15. Nice post with great details about Postcard Swap time!! Thanks for sharing. I appreciate your work.



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