Sunday 28 March 2021

From mixed media master board to postcard

 Hello all and thanks for dropping in here. Today I have a postcard to share, made with the help of a so called master board.

I made this post card because the lovely Mandy Chilvers invited me to host her weekly Sunday Postcard Art challenge. The theme this week is lavender. I do enjoy making postcards, and please note this is not a double greeting card, it's just a single layer, 4 by 6" in size.

Below a quick look at how I put it together.

I started with a piece of A 4 Kraft card that I covered with a random selection of old book pages and other scraps.
Next I adhered some pieces of lace  and then covered everything with a thick layer of gesso, but making sure some bits of the layer below were still visible.
I wanted some more texture so also added some crackle paste here and there.

Once everything had totally dried I cut it into various pieces. The piece on the right became the postcard, the bit on the left was turned into a little book and the two smaller pieces will become journal cards.

Below the postcard again with some description of what I did:

I coloured the background with a mix of Distress Oxide Sprays, Distress Spray stains and some Distress Crayons. 

I was not too happy with the result, so decided to add some texture paste mixed with some gold acrylic paint through a stencil. This with the aim to add more texture and lighten it all up a bit.

I added some collage elements along the bottom and finished with a lavender sticker I happened to have in my stash.

A postage stamp and little butterfly were the final touches. Below is a picture of the cover of the little book I made with most of the rest of the master board. What you see is just the cover, but I sewed some coffee stained pages inside to make it into a little book.

Master boards are a great way to use up scraps and create a base layer for other projects.

Well, that's it for today. If you like making postcards, why not take a look at the Sunday Postcard Art blog

You can add your postcard in the comments below my sample, and if you do, I would love to see them!

Thanks for your visit like always


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