Painting a paper and Making Four Postcards

Postcard Painting

Like I’ve already mentioned, this year I’m very inspired by Jane Davies and her postcard tutorial video, where she is painting a big piece of paper that she then cut apart into four postcards. One big paper and then ta-daa, postcards! I love the randomness of that!

Making Postcards
I’ve already tried the method with my most recent quick collage artist trading cards, which I loved. It wasn’t a big leap to fill another watercolour paper – this time with swirls of acrylic paint. Yum!

Cut apart postcard
I didn’t like all parts of the painting, so I used collage to hide those parts. And when I liked the entire image, I just turned it over and measured four equal parts and then cut into it without looking. You get what you get and I love all of these four postcard SO much. I hope the recipients will too of course.

This is how my first postcard turned out:

Postcard 1 2013
Neat huh?

I am really trying new things here. Cold colours and mostly blue – where did that come from? Painted swirls in black. My next batch have a lot more pink, but for now I’m really surprised by how much I like these!

Postcard #3 2013

If you feel like making and sending postcards you can still sign up. If you’re already signed up please share your postcards in the flickr pool or with a blog link in the share post.

I will share more postcards soon!

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11 Responses to Painting a paper and Making Four Postcards

  1. Carin says:

    They love these Hanna! I often use this technique when I make backgrounds for ATCs and it is so fun because you never quite know what you are going to get. I think I will add more to them now so they can stand on their own.

  2. Simply fabulous Hanna! I love your parent sheet and the resulting postcards are so interesting, each one an individual!

  3. Tiffani says:

    I watched that video a few days ago. I like your version!

  4. Andria says:

    This is such a fun way to create a set of postcards!

  5. Toni Randal says:

    So lovely Hanna! I find the colors calming…and really wonderful as postcards… ^_^

  6. I love that technique! You never know what you’re going to get… These turned out beautifully. Fabulous colours!

  7. Love the bright colours! Thanks for sharing your creations!!

  8. Justine L says:

    oh….. I love how these turn out!

  9. The idea of turning the larger sheet over and cutting it into smaller pieces without looking is fascinating — I love it! What a clever way to make your smaller collages!

  10. I love how you deal with things you don’t like and turn them into those you do like. It’s wonderful. These colors are so bright and happy for Spring, too!

  11. ingrid says:

    man oh man oh man, you really need to get a book publisher! these are SO gorgeous!

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