Sunday, 24 March 2013

Postcards

I recently made these for my friend Dede. She has fabulous weekly shows on ustream, you can follow her show HERE...

I started by cutting 6 postcard sized pieces, and brushed on a little craft paint.


I then added some stamping and stencilling..


next I knocked back the colour with white acrylic, then added more stencilling.


I took some plastic dividers from an expanding file that had fallen apart, drew some faces onto it and cut them out...or rather burned them out using the tip of a soldering iron. If you use this method remember to do it over a glass cutting board and not a regular mat.



I taped my plastic stencil over the postcard and added black and red paint. 



Here they all are, do you recognize them?


Next I added washi tape and wall filler which was pushed through stencils to add texture. 


Once the wall filler was dry I painted it, then I dripped on some pearlescent acrylic ink....and finally added some text..





I added a stamped image of a postcard to the reverse of each one, finishing it with some splatters of ink and some faux coffee stains achieved by dipping a lid into brown ink. 


hope you like them...

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18 comments:

  1. I LOVE these!!! Thanks for sharing pics of the process! Your stencils are amazing! And you know I am going to be there with bells on waiting for Dede to type "Go", lol

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  2. Wow! These are fabulous! x

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  3. Oh boy, these are fabulous!

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  4. These are fantastic. Reminded me of stencils I have tucked away. Time to play with them again.

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  5. WOW these are fabulous!!! ...and the stencils are stunning!!! :D XXX

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  6. Oh, I love the stencils! I've been aching to do them for ages but never get around to it.

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  7. Those are beautiful, I love them!

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  8. Wow, fantastic... so many amazing steps to build up the layers - wow!
    Alison x

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  9. So very effective, love your results and the seeing all the stages of progress.
    Jo x

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  10. Really cool! Stencils are great.

    Janet xx

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  11. They are simply gorgeous Darcy, love your stencils and your use of materials, beautiful they are ! x

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  12. These are so fantastically fun!!

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  13. I used to have one of them walnut hollow heat tools that has loads of different tips for everything from wood burning to a hot knife to a soldering tip, cant find it anywhere, really want to do this too blarrrgggggggggg

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  14. Gorgeous each and every one of them!

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  15. Just mind-blowing, a real work of art. I used to do pyrography on wooden items I had turned myself, but sadly don't still have the tools, otherwise I would make an attempt at least.
    What a process .... I found it all fascinating.

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  16. I love these I have been playing with materials to make stencils also . I found some furniture cover plastic in clearence bin , and made a cry baby { JOHNNY DEPP} stencil.... I just had too tell you how awsome these are!

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