Monday, October 9, 2023

Hand Made Postcards by Frieda Oxenham

I always have some hand made postcards at the ready for when I might need one. And of course they sometimes disappear fast so it’s time to make some new ones.

Here is the tutorial:

1.     Using an 8 x 10” gelli plate, brayer on a selection of acrylic paints and take partial prints of 4 x 6” postcard blanks.

2.     Repeat step 1 with different colours of acrylic paint.

3.     Using some of the same colours as in step 1 and 2 on your gelli plate, put the A stencil from July 2023 StencilClub on top of the plate and take partial prints on the postcard.

4.     Repeat step 3 but this time using the B stencil from  July 2023 StencilClub and Titanium White paint.

5.     Using dark brown acrylic paint and a cosmetic wedge, stencil on buildings using the small stencil from November 2018 StencilClub and stencil S814 Icelandic Church. I made 3 cards of each.

6.     Repeat step 5 but this time add text using stencils S306 Text and Texture Explore stencil as well as S216 Timeless.

7.     Outline the letters with a permanent white marker

8.     Add green themed washi tape to the bottom of the houses (not the churches) only.

9.     Using stencil L736 Leafy Doodle Border and a permanent black marker add leaves and trees to each card and fill in with coloured paint marker pens.

10.  Glue on a vintage postage stamp to each card

11.  Spray some Perfect Pearls Spray in various colours to each of the cards through the B stencil of  July 2023 StencilClub.

12.  Edge the cards with a white paint marker

13.  Cover the cards with a layer of matte medium to protect the surface.

© Frieda Oxenham 2023

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