I recently had a conversation with my best friend, Kristine, about pen pals that got me thinking about sending out some actual mail to a few friends and family just to let them know I was thinking about them.
In this crazy time of electronic mail, it would be nice to receive a physical reminder that you are thought of and these mail art postcards are really quick and fun to make.
- Watercolor postcards
- Watercolors and a small brush
- Baby wipes
- Doodling markers and pens
- Acrylic paint and makeup sponges
- A couple spray inks
- Modeling paste
- Handmade stamps + letter stamps and black ink pad
- Words from magazines and glue stick
- A variety of stencils from The Crafter’s Workshop
I started all the postcards by randomly adding watercolors to all of them with a baby wipe. This is a quick way to lay down a background.
I then chose a stencil for each card to create a feature element. The stencils used above were the the Graffitti Bit, the Painted Cat Bit, the Circled Face Bit and the Radar Remnant.
I also used the Family Bit, the Sequin Waste Bit and the 6×6 Tatting stencil. For some of the postcards I sprayed through the stencils, some I added modeling paste, and some I added paint with a makeup sponge.
I then had some fun with my markers and pens, and finished off the postcards with a phrase of some kind that I have been collecting from magazines. Now to pick the recipients of some fun mail art postcards!
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