|Tiger Flower Cards|
Imagine Crafts Fireworks Craft Spray, Sharpie Pen, Copic Markers, tissue paper collage
stencils, Inkadinkado stamp (Kathy Davis), K and Co. stamp ink,
Yasutomo iredescent watercolors, Pelican opaque watercolors
I've been neglecting my Healing Art/artist card blog lately, focusing on my Art Journaling blog. I do make
artist cards every 6 weeks, at least, for a botanical card exchange with my students at the Denver Botanic
Gardens, a class through the Colorado Free University: "Impressions of the Gardens". Have not always
been good about posting the cards I make for that class although there is a relatively recent post picturing
my student's card (they're great!).
The above two cards may become artist cards but right now they are multimedia postcards (in the form of
greeting cards with a perforated edge so they can be torn of to send as a postcard). I'm making thes cards
as part of the "International Mixed Media Postcard Swap Version 2.0
I'm doing this swap for fun and also because I am working to make practical applications of my art.
Greeting cards came to mind. I saw a greeting card with the perforated front panel so that the card front
could be sent as a postcard at Office Max. I fell in love with the idea! Clever and supports recycling too.
These card images started out as a journal page (see how to directions on
http://creativecollage4journaling.blogspot.com/ ). I then sized the image in Picasa (free microsoft photo
editing and sharing program http://picasa.google.com/ ) and printed the image on textured cardstock. I hand
painted each image. I just have to permanetly mount the images to my collaged background (also printed
from the image in Picasa) and attach to the perforated card. Yes, I know they are currently attached to the
background crookedly, lol. Then pop in the mail for the swap. Now you can easily make cards out
of all your artwork---fun!