Mixed Media Art Postcard – Smile

Mixed Media Art Postcard – Smile


Today’s project is an art postcard And I’m working on 325gsm smooth white card stock I’m spraying this with three Dylusions Sprays These are colours from the old range But similar ones are available from the Ranger manufactured colours And I’m going to stamp this now with a Crafty Individuals music stamp And I’m using Archival ink for this because it’s permanent And the colour is Manganese Blue Now, I’m taking an image by Stampotique and I’m going to stamp this directly onto the postcard using Archival ink in Jet Black Then, I’m also going to stamp the image a second time The second time is going to be onto Cryogen card stock using Memento ink Because both of these are suitable for Copic markers And that is what I’ve chosen to colour the image with And now I’m going to add some colour to this image so I’ve chosen YR15 and Y17 Both of which are from the Copic Marker range And, I just layer these and blend them together until I’m happy with it It doesn’t take too much time And then, once I’ve done this, I move onto the heart and then the skin also So for the heart, I’ve chosen some colours from the Violet family And then I’ve chosen colours from the Earth tones family for the skin And, if you’re interested in which markers I’ve chosen throughout this project There is a link to the full product list in the video description As part of the embellishment for my postcard I’ve chosen to use a die-cut by La La Land Crafts This is called “Flag banner” And I’m also choosing to add colour to this using the Copic Markers I want to add some text to the banner So I’ve chosen a peg set by Studio G And I’m using Memento Ink because I’ve used the Copic pens to colour it with And the word that I’ve chosen here is Smile And the reason I’ve chosen this apart from the fact that it fits on the five flags there is the Stampotique image is actually called smile so I thought it was quite appropriate I’m now using Archival ink in Manganese Blue to edge all the way around the postcard and deepen the edges These are stamps by Octopode Factory And again, I’m going to add colour to these using Copic Markers So I’m stamping them using Memento ink onto Cyrogen card stock This is a Pitt Pen by Faber Castell This is the brush nib And I’m using this, firstly to ground my image And then also, to add some flower stems to the Octopode Factory images And finally, I will use it to add a border to my postcard The next step is to attach my images to the postcard For this, I’ve chosen a zig two-way glue pen And I’ve chosen this because I find it very quick and easy and very convenient for small, lightweight images like these Once you start adding any kind of dimension to a postcard like this It does make it unsuitable to go through the mailing system without any damage But that is never my intention when I make these postcards It’s merely a piece of art to me that happens to be the size of a postcard So it can be framed or it can be displayed in the way that any other piece of art would be displayed I just wanted to point that out really because I do get questioned about how you can mail these postcards And it really has never been something that I’ve done So, obviously, you could try if you wanted to if it’s not got too much embellishment But, just to answer that question, and reiterate again It’s for me, just a piece of art that happens to be postcard size For my border, I’ve chosen to create a checkered effect in black and white And I’m using here Posca Paint Pens The white is the one that I’m currently using and then I follow this by the black just to show you the effect that I’m trying to get Although later, I do go over the white with some paint because the Dylusions Spray bleeds through a little too much for my liking You can give it a couple of coats with the Posca paint pen But for sake of saving some time, the Titanium White does work a little bit better Now I’m taking another stamp by Stampotique This is one from Jo Capper-Sandon’s range And I just felt that it was a little bare along the bottom and it needed something else besides those three flowers And here you can see that I’m taking the Titanium White and just trying to brighten up that border a little bit This is some Golden Fluid Acrylic now in Quinacridone Nickel Azo Gold And what I’m using this for really, is to bring some of the golden colour from the images into the background to make it look a little more balanced Next, I decide to add some additional text to the postcard so I’ve used my label making machine And I painted each of those labels with a coat of Matte Medium prior to painting it because it doesn’t accept paint in it’s glossy state as it comes out of the machine But once I did that, I added some of the Quinacridone Nickel Azo Gold And now it has dried, I’ve adhered it to the postcard and I’m outlining it using a Micron pen by Sakura Next, I decide that I wanted to add some glitter to the heart on the Stampotique image so I’m using Waterfall which is mostly a blue but will allow some of those purple tones to shine through too And I’m adding also, some Rhinestones in a violet colour and a blue colour to the swirly plant like designs that were stamped in addition to the flowers For a final addition to the postcard I wanted to stamp this little ladybird by Octopode Factory And I’m going to colour this again with the Copic Markers And then cut it out, and add it along the top of my banner And that is today’s project complete I hope you enjoyed watching As always, there is a link to the full product list in the video description as well as my social media links

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