Do you have postcards? do you have a lot of postcards?
I do, it would appear to be impossible for me to go to the cinema without picking up the free postcards. I have been doing this for ages, without any real purpose. Though they are handy for writing a quick note on to pop in with parcels.
This is half my stack...I recently gave the other half away.
I decided i wanted to do something with them, so I picked this one out....ready to alter. My thought was that i could alter lots of them and then collage them together....or not...
So i firstly covered it with gesso, which i then wiped off in sections to reveal the flag behind. I inked and sprayed over the gesso. I cut out a dress-up dolly and stuck her on, and gave her some gold leaf wings. At this point i decided to pop this one in a parcel going to USA, so I added USA number plates to the top and bottom.
I added distress stickles, and text. i coloured the dress with prismas.
I doodled and stuck on a flower. It's fairly grungy and messy and was so much fun to mess around with, it is by no means a pretty piece of art lol
I finished off by rubbing gold wax over the edges. then off it went in its parcel.
So now, what to do with the rest of the postcards...