After the serious pages in August I felt the need for some frivolity and I grabbed some of the postcard blanks left over from a previous project and just played! Here is what I did:
1. My first step was to add gold acrylic paint to the postcards using a gelli plate. Just brayer on the paint and take prints.
2. Using the small stencil from June 2020 StencilClub, a variety of acrylic paint colours and cosmetic wedges, stencil all over the cards.
3. Using the medium stencil from June 2020 StencilClub and permanent spray paints, add pattern to the cards. I discovered too late that one of the spray paints I grabbed was not a permanent one which had some consequences for the later steps but I liked the effect. Take care though as those effects can be unpredictable. If in doubt make sure yours are permanent.
4. Using the large stencil from June 2020 StencilClub, with titanium white paint and a cosmetic wedge, stencil all over the cards using the bottom half of the stencil. This is where you can see the non-permanent spray paint I used turned the white into pale blue.
5. Outline the shapes with a permanent black marker.
6. Take a selection of vintage papers, making sure they’re pretty sturdy as they will get quite wet. Spray them randomly with acrylic spray paint.
7. Spray onto the pages through Trillium Pattern with spray paints, including some mica ones.
8. Using the same stencil as in step 7 stencil with titanium white paint.
9. Using the same stencil as in step 4 with fluorescent paints, stencil randomly over the pages using a cosmetic wedge.
10. Using Figments of Imagination position the stencil on your vintage papers, outline the animal like shapes you want to use with a permanent black marker. Cut them out and add them to your cards using a glue stick. Use mirror images as well by turning the stencil over.
11. Outline the shapes with a permanent white marker and add eyes.
12. Also glue on postage stamps as shown.
13. Cut out words from magazines and glue them to the cards too.
14. Outline words and postage stamps with a black Stabilo All pencil.
15. Using a red water soluble gel stick (mine came from Faber Castell) rub on colour to the cards and remove it again through one of the patterns of the large April 2016 StencilClub stencil, using a baby wipe.
16. Edge the cards with a permanent blue ink pad.
© Frieda Oxenham 2020. To see more of Frieda's work, please visit her BLOG.